An arrest has been made in connection with an armed robbery in Milford Center.
Logan B. Wolfe, 22, of 163 W. Center Street, Milford Center, has been charged with one count of complicity to aggravated robbery and one count of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer.
According to information from the Union County Sheriff’s Office, at about 7:31 p.m. Wednesday, a 911 caller reported an armed robbery at SG’s Market, 5 S. Mill St., Milford Center. The caller said three men entered the business wearing masks and hoodies. The caller said one of the men had a silver and black handgun.
“Logan was observed running into the back office, opening the top drawer of a wooden cabinet, and grabbing a plastic bag full of cash,” according to court documents.
After allegedly stealing money from a cash register and a bank bag, the suspects ran from the store and into an alley behind the business.
The preliminary investigation determined that approximately $2,000 was stolen during the robbery.
Witnesses were not able to provide a vehicle description or a direction of travel.
At about 8 p.m., a deputy on patrol stopped a 2012 Honda Accord near the intersection of U.S. 42 and Route 161 for a traffic violation.
“All occupants of the vehicle fit the description of the suspects involved in a recent robbery at SG’s Market in Milford Center,” according to court documents.
Wolfe was wearing the same clothing during the robbery that he was wearing during the traffic stop and it was determined the vehicle and the occupants were the suspects from the armed robbery in Milford Center.
The driver was identified and removed from the vehicle.
“A loaded handgun magazine was recovered from the driver’s pants pocket,” according to information from the Sheriff’s Office.
Union County Sheriff Jamie Patton said that after being removed from the car, the driver “refused to comply with the orders of the deputy.”
Instead, the man ran back to the suspect vehicle and drove away.
According to court documents Wolfe drove in speeds of excess of 100 mph, passing multiple cars in the berms on the highway and passed a commercial truck in the middle of a traffic light.
“Logan Wolfe did not use any due regard for traffic while fleeing from my patrol car with my lights and sirens on,” the deputy wrote in court documents.
Deputies along with officers from the Plain City and Dublin police departments pursued the suspect vehicle onto the eastbound lane of U.S. Route 33, but the chase ended at the intersection of U.S. 33 and I-270 in Franklin County for safety reasons.
According to information from the Sheriff’s Office, at about 3 p.m. Thursday, detectives from the Sheriff’s Office located the suspect at a residence on Fortune Gate Drive in Westerville.
Wolfe was arrested and transported to the Tri-County Regional Jail. Detectives recovered approximately $680 in cash that was taken during the robbery.
Two suspects are still at large and the robbery remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.