SIDNEY — A high-speed pursuit with multiple law enforcement agencies through Auglaize and Shelby counties resulted in the arrest of two from Dayton and the seizure of fentanyl and meth.
Justin H. Rigg, 38, of Dayton, was arrested on a warrant and on fleeing and eluding charges, a third-degree felony. Harley E. Freeman, 25, Dayton, was arrested on possession of fentanyl and possession of meth charges, both fifth-degree felonies.
According to a Sidney Police press release, on March 30, 2021, at approximately 5:49 p.m., Officer Robert Benshoff observed a vehicle traveling northbound on Interstate 75 with a cracked windshield. Benshoff pulled out after the car and then the vehicle got off at the Sidney exit 92 at state Route 47. Benshoff attempted to stop the car near Advanced Auto Parts on Michigan Street, but the vehicle turned around and got back on I-75 headed northbound. Then the car exited I-75 at County Road 25A and proceeded through Anna and Botkins. The vehicle tried to turn west onto Santa Fe New Knoxville Road in Auglaize County but went into the ditch.
Rigg and Freeman were taken into custody without incident.
Benshoff received assistance from the Sidney Police, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Anna and Botkins Police Departments, Ohio State Highway Patrol and Auglaize County Sheriff’s Office.
Further charges are under review.