Jessica S. Ripke, 24, of Toledo, appeared Wednesday for an arraignment on one count of receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony.

Ripke was advised of the charge and penalties by video. Bond was set at $25,000, with 10% permitted.

Joshua L. Meyer, 26, of Defiance appeared Wednesday for an arraignment on one count of fleeing and eluding, a third-degree felony, and one count of receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony.

Meyer was advised of the charge and penalties by video. Bond was set at $50,000.

The two were arrested Sunday after the Williams County Sheriff’s Office received a tip from the Defiance County Sheriff’s Office two individuals with active warrants were in the area of Pulaski.

Meyer was wanted on felony warrants for theft and failure to appear out of Defiance County, with a caution for possession of firearms. Ripke 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 the vehicle outside of Stryker, 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.

 

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