A Napoleon man and woman were arrested on multiple warrants Sunday after a pursuit that started in Williams County and ended in Fulton County.
The Williams County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday received a tip from the Defiance County Sheriff’s Office two individuals with active warrants were in the area of Pulaski.
Joshua L. Meyer, 26, of Napoleon was wanted on felony warrants for theft and failure to appear out of Defiance County, with a caution for possession of firearms. Jessica S. Ripke, 24, of Napoleon had an active felony warrant out of Henry County for aggravated possession of drugs.
Meyer was also alleged by authorities to be driving a stolen red 2016 Chevy Cruze out of Hicksville. Authorities located that vehicle outside of Stryker, at County Road 18 and south of H.50, where a traffic stop was initiated.
The vehicle then fled, according to law enforcement, continuing into West Unity, where it turned eastbound onto US-20A, before continuing eastbound to Fulton County. Once there, a deputy of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office deployed road spikes, bringing the vehicle to a halt on 20A east of Wauseon. Meyer and Ripke were taken into custody and are currently at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio.
Meyer was charged with felony fleeing and eluding and felony receiving stolen property. Ripke was charged with felony receiving stolen property. Additional charges are said to be pending.
Also assisting in the pursuit were Stryker Police Department, Wauseon Police Department, West Unity Police Department and the Williams County Central Communications Agency.