The Livingston County Sheriff recently assisted the Chillicothe Police Department with an investigation into attempted kidnapping.
A Livingston County duty deputy first heard the dispatch of attempted assault in Chillicothe with a Chillicothe Police officer advising to look for a small black car with the trunk lid tied down.
The deputy soon located the car east bound on U.S. 36 when they witnessed the vehicle speeding, driving aggressively as well as endangering others on the roadway. The deputy initiated a pursuit which was terminated near Medicine Creek due to an extremely heavy down pour of rain which drastically hindered the officerâ€™s vision.
The Deputy continued at a much slower pace witnessing the vehicle turning North into Wheeling. In order to ensure the safety of the public, the deputy avoided a high speed chase through Wheeling. The deputy waited until he was North of the city limits to reengage in the pursuit. The deputy observed the car was occupied by three men and was able to obtain at least part of the license plate.
The suspect vehicle ended up in a field several miles to the North of Wheeling , then drove to a gravel road, with the vehicle then reaching speeds of over 80 mph on the gravel roads. The pursuit was again terminated due to a sudden down pour of rain in that area.
The Livingston County Sheriff and the Chillicothe Police department are continuing the investigation as this was believed to have been tied in with their emergency call. Law enforcement authorities have collected additional evidence from citizens and/or other motorists in the area.