TROY – A woman is in custody after leading Troy police and Miami County Sheriff’s deputies on a pursuit on Sunday morning.
Troy officers were called to a church in Troy for a welfare check around 10 a.m. When officers arrived and attempted to assist the women, she got into her vehicle and drove off.
A chase ensued in which she allegedly attempted to run down officers with her SUV. She left the roadway near Piqua-Troy Road at was reportedly doing doughnuts in a field. As officers approached, she made multiple attempts to ram Troy police cruisers.
She then re-entered Piqua-Troy Road and proceeded northbound. Miami County deputies deployed Stop Sticks in an attempt to deflated her tires. She drove around the devices and again attempted to run down officers.
The suspect stopped her vehicle at the intersection of Piqua-Troy and Eldean Roads where officers attempted to approach her vehicle. She then took off again, north on Piqua-Troy with officers in pursuit.
She again stopped her vehicle in the 4000 block of Piqua-Troy Road where officers approached her vehicle and, after multiple commands to exit the vehicle and unlock her doors, officers broke out the windows to reach the driver.
The suspect continued to refuse to leave the SUV and officers were forced to remove her. She was placed in custody and a medic from the Troy Fire Department was called to take the woman to Upper Valley Medical Center for evaluation as to if a medical condition may have contributed to the incident.
A Miami County Sheriff’s Deputy suffered minor injuries during the attempt to enter the vehicle and when the suspect allegedly bit him.
The Miami County Animal Shelter was called to the scene to remove a dog that was in the vehicle with the woman. Although the animal appeared to be scared, it remained calm and was uninjured.
The woman’s name and charges that she will face have not been released.