Suspect disappears in the night after fleeing cops

By Melanie Yingst

February 28, 2014

Melanie Yingst

TROY — Miami County Sheriff’s Office officials are still looking for a man who fled from a sheriff’s deputy outside of Troy in the early morning hours Friday.

Miami County Sheriff’s Office deputies were led on a high speed chase which ended in the employee parking lot of Clopay on State Route 55, outside of Troy. The man fled on foot as the car crashed in to a chain link fence of the manufacturing facility. Deputies pursued him on foot and a K-9 unit was called to the scene but the deputies were unable to locate the suspect on Friday.

The car was found to have criminal tools including bolt cutters, four car rims, exhaust pipes and several catalytic converters. There have been no reports of cars in the local area as of press time of victims of the crimes, according to Chief Deputy Dave Duchak.

According to Duchak, the registered car owner is from Newcomerstown in Tuscarawas County Ohio. The registered owner told detectives he had recently sold the car to a man in Kettering.

Duchak said detectives are actively searching for the suspect and have several leads, but do not want to release the name until more information becomes available.

Melanie Yingst can be reached at (937) 440-5254 or follow her on Twitter @Troydailynews