UPDATE: Police Chase Suspect Indicted on Other Charges

By: Cathleen Moxley; Brad Myers Email
By: Cathleen Moxley; Brad Myers Email

UPDATE 8/3/12 @ 11 a.m.
SOUTH WEBSTER, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A man who was already behind bars for leading police on a chase through Ohio and Kentucky now faces additional charges.

The Scioto County Sheriff's Office says Jason Hatfield, 34, of Lucasville, has been charged with two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of receiving stolen property and fleeing and eluding a police officer. They are all felony charges.

The charges stem from a number of different crimes.

The first was on June 19. The Sheriff's Office received a call from a South Webster woman who said someone stole a 4xtractor and a rotary cutter valued at $14,800. Those two items, along with a stolen Jeep from Ironton, Ohio were found at Hatfield's grandmother's residence in McDermott, Ohio.

The fleeing charge comes from July 7. Deputies were responding to a breaking and entering in Big Sandy when Hatfield allegedly led them on a chase through Scioto County and Eastern Kentucky. He was picked up in Greenup County on the charges.

The Sheriff's Office presented the charges to the Scioto County Grand Jury and an indictment warrant was filed. Hatfield was picked up on Thursday.

He is being held in the Scioto County Jail without bond.

If you have any information surrounding the theft, call Detective Dan Malone at 740-351-1099.



UPDATE 7/7/12 @ 6 p.m.
GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- The second suspect in a Saturday morning police pursuit has now been arrested.

911 Dispatchers say Joshua Farmer was arrested on an unrelated charge in Scioto County, Ohio shortly after the chase. Farmer was initially able to escape from police during the chase.

So far, there's still no word on what charges Farmer and the other suspect, Jason Hatfield, will face. Police have also yet to release the reason the two suspects tried to run in the first place.


ORIGINAL STORY 7/7/12 8:30 a.m.
GREENUP COUNTY, Ky (WSAZ) -- A police pursuit has ended with a crash, one man headed to jail and another still on the run.

911 dispatchers in Greenup County say the pursuit started across the river in Scioto County, Ohio and ended on Indianola Avenue in South Shore, Kentucky.

They say just after 4:00 a.m. deputies arrested Jason Hatfield from Lucasville, but the other man, Joshua Allan Farmer, is still on the run.

If you know where Farmer is, call 911.

It's still unclear at this time what started the pursuit.

Keep clicking on WSAZ.com for the latest information.


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