A Toledo man recently arrested following a chase which started in Napoleon and ended in Lucas County appeared Thursday in Napoleon Municipal Court on two felony charges.
Allen M. Pedigo, 29, appeared by video for an initial appearance on one count of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony, and one count of obstructing official business, a fifth-degree felony.
Pedigo requested court-appointed counsel, and the court determined he qualified. The matter was continued to 10:30 a.m. Sept. 17. A $50,000 appearance bond was set.
According to the Napoleon Police Department, officers responded to Oakwood Park at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 on a call regarding a vehicle possibly involved in public indecency investigations from earlier dates.
The driver, later identified as Pedigo, left the park, drove through a red light and proceeded to flee eastbound on U.S. Route 24 until the exit for Liberty Center. The pursuit went through the village, into Fulton County and then Lucas County around Swanton Township. The vehicle struck a Lucas County cruiser during the pursuit, which ended in Secor Metro Park after leaving the roadway several times. The driver fled on foot. Officers were assisted by the Fulton County K9 unit, and Pedigo was taken into custody by Lucas County agencies.
Pedigo also faces charges of felonious assault, obstructing official business and vandalism of an occupied structure in Lucas County.