OAK HILL — An incident that began in Ross County, later reached Jackson County, and ultimately concluded in Lawrence County occurred Saturday evening, the Oak Hill Police Department reported.
On Saturday, Dec. 7, at approximately 11 p.m. an officer with the Oak Hill Police Department, with assistance from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Aviation Division and Ohio State Highway Patrol, located a vehicle at the Oak View Manor Apartment on Morgan Street in Oak Hill.
The vehicle, according to Oak Hill Police Chief David P. Ward, was wanted for an earlier incident in Ross County.
Ward explained that one of his officers attempted to deny the exit of the vehicle from the parking lot of the apartments, but the vehicle drove through a grassy area and onto village streets.
Following an eight and a half-mile pursuit down Route 93 into Lawrence County, the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into an embankment.
While attempting to take the driver of the vehicle into custody, the driver reportedly began to actively resist, and a taser was deployed.
An adult female and three juvenile passengers were also in the vehicle. No major injuries were reported.
The driver of the vehicle, Jonathan Michael Wooten, 30, of Jackson, was incarcerated in the Lawrence County Jail for an outstanding felony warrant.
Ward reported that the case would be turned over to Jackson County Prosecutor Justin Lovett for review and possible charges in Jackson County.