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ONLY ON: High Speed Pursuit Ends in Hilliard

Updated: Wednesday, February 13 2013, 09:07 AM EST
HILLIARD -- A high-speed pursuit lead to a brief manhunt by land and air in Hilliard early Wednesday morning.

Only ABC6/FOX28 was there when the Ohio State Highway Patrol along with officers from multiple agencies took Brandon Lee Wolfe, 18, into custody after he fled on foot from near the Hilliard Municipal Park.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the pursuit began on I-70 west of Hilliard-Rome Road when the driver of a black Acura failed to stop on a traffic stop for going 90 mph.

The pursuit took officers through on back roads in Madison County, then back into Franklin County. The total length of the pursuit was 24 miles, and a time span of 20 minutes. Speeds of that pursuit reached up to 110 miles per hour at times. Officers deployed stop sticks at multiple intersections, but Wolfe avoided all three attempts.

Once the pursuit approached Hilliard, that's when the Hilliard Division of Police, Columbus Division of Police, and Franklin County Sheriff's Office joined in the pursuit.

According to officers stop sticks were deployed on the car, near Scioto Darby Road and Leppert Road. Wolfe avoided them, but abandoned the car behind the Hometown Urgent Care located at 5677 Scioto Darby Rd.

Hilliard Police believe Wolfe lives in the area. A Hilliard Police K9 unit tracked Wolfe's scent to an apartment nearby, but then lost it at the door.

With the help of the Columbus Police Helicopter, officers were able to locate the man under a deck in the 3900 block of Hill Park Road where he was taken into custody without further incident.

According to Troopers, the car the man was driving was listed as stolen out of Lancaster.

Wolfe has been charged with felony fleeing and eluding, no drivers license, speeding, and receiving stolen property. More charges are pending further investigation.

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Reporter: Mike McCarthy
Web Producer: Derek DrakeONLY ON: High Speed Pursuit Ends in Hilliard


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