WAUSEON — Bond was set at $100,000 for a Cleveland woman arrested after a pursuit that started in Archbold and traveled through Henry and Williams counties before ending back up in Fulton County.
Deztaney Spencer, 21, of Cleveland appeared by video Wednesday in Fulton County Western District on one count of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony, and one count of grand theft, a fourth-degree felony.
Spencer waived the preliminary hearing, and she will be bound over to common pleas court for further proceedings.
The other individual arrested in the incident was Thorne Carrington, 29, of Cleveland, who was also charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle and failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer. An initial court appearance was also scheduled Wednesday for Carrington, but court records indicate it was canceled.
According to a press release issued by the Archbold Police Department, the incident started with a report of a stolen vehicle from Terry Henricks Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Archbold at approximately 4:37 p.m. Monday.
The department reported officers responded to the call, pursued two vehicles and attempted to stop them in the 100 block of North Defiance Street. Both vehicles failed to stop and officers pursued both vehicles.
Henry County Sheriff Michael Bodenbender said Fulton County law enforcement lost sight of the stolen vehicle at one point during the pursuit, but a Henry County deputy spotted it in the Ridgeville area.
“One of our guys found it and chased it back to Fulton County,” Bodenbender said. “It was brief on our end, but we were involved.”
The vehicle was later located on West Street in the Village of Archbold. The Archbold Police Department said a search was conducted in the area, and with the tips from local citizens, Spencer was taken into custody.
The other vehicle involved in the pursuit crashed near the intersection of County Road D and County Road 24 and was later found to be stolen from Strongsville. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Carrington was transported by Archbold EMS to the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon with suspected serious injuries following the crash.