NEWTON FALLS, Ohio (WKBN) – A suspect is being charged after a police chase and crash in Trumbull County, Ohio, on Thursday.
Maurice Reginald Matthews of Cleveland is currently charged with disobeying an order or signal from a police officer, obstructing an official, trespassing, possession of drugs, driving while stopped, eviction from the scene of an accident, reckless maneuvering, and getting too close. , speeding, driving on closed roads, tinting windows, obstructing license plates, failure to use turn signals, driving in designated lanes.
According to the Portage County Sheriff’s Office, Matthews had an arrest warrant on multiple charges, including aggravated burglary, aggravated burglary, and theft.
An agent for the Portage Aggressive Crime Enforcement (PACE) unit was conducting traffic enforcement on the Ohio Turnpike in Portage County when he saw a car driving eastbound through Freedom Township with dark tinted windows. rice field. The license plate was also blocked and the driver committed multiple traffic violations, according to Portage County Sheriff Bruce Zukowski.
The driver, later identified as Matthews, refused to stop for a traffic stop and drove at high speed, according to the Portage County Sheriff’s Office. The chase continued to Trumbull County at speeds of over 125 mph, before the car struck another, it said.
The passenger was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
Zukowski said Matthews got out of the car he was driving and ran into a wooded area.
Several departments searched for him, including the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office and the Newton Falls Police Department.
Investigators were able to identify a suspect based on items left in the wrecked vehicle. They later found him hiding in an abandoned garage nearby, according to the sheriff’s office.
According to Sheriff Zukhovsky, Matthews has numerous criminal records, including drug trafficking, stalking threats, and vandalism charges.
https://www.wtrf.com/news/ohio-headlines/ohio-man-facing-charges-after-125-mph-chase-ending-in-crash/ Maurice Matthews of Cleveland was charged and crashed in Trumbull County after chasing him at 125 mph.