A vehicle pursuit Wednesday led to an extensive air and ground search and the arrests of a Galloway man and woman driving a stolen truck.
Brittany L. Jobe, 29, was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Madison County for failure to appear in court regarding a suspended license.
Brandon H. Webb, 43, was arrested for “multiple outstanding warrants” and is facing additional charges of fleeing and eluding and receiving stolen property, according to a report from the Union County Sheriff’s Office.
Both suspects were transported to the Tri-County Regional Jail.
The arrests stemmed from a driving complaint received by UCSO at approximately 10:56 a.m. Wednesday. The caller indicated a red Dodge truck was swerving in its lane of travel while driving southbound on Route 4 in Leesburg Township.
A deputy located a red 1998 Dodge Ram pickup truck near the intersection of Route 4 and Collins Avenue and attempted to stop the truck for a traffic violation.
The truck reportedly fled and a pursuit was initiated, according to UCSO reports.
The pursuit traveled through Marysville, onto Milford Avenue. The vehicle then fled south on Route 4, through Milford Center, turned into a private farm lane and then drove on an abandoned railroad bed.
The vehicle re-entered the roadway on Connor Road and fled into Champaign County on Urbana Woodstock Pike.
The truck was found on McCarty Road in Champaign County, where it drove into a farm field and was abandoned, according to UCSO.
The two suspects fled on foot.
A search for the suspects was then initiated by deputies from Union and Champaign counties, a K9 unit from the Saint Paris Police Department and units and a helicopter from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
During the search, Jobe was located walking near the intersection of Urbana Woodstock Pike and Park Road in Champaign County.
“An extensive air and ground search was conducted for a second male suspect but he was not located initially,” a statement from UCSO included.
At approximately 4:40 p.m., after “multiple reports from local citizens,” deputies from the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office arrested Webb in a fence line about 75 feet from the roadway in the 10000 block of Urbana Woodstock Pike.
The suspect vehicle was determined to be stolen from the City of Bucyrus and was impounded by the Union County Sheriff’s Office.
UCSO reports indicate the incident remains under investigation.
The case will be presented to a Union County Grand Jury for consideration of additional charges.