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DEPUTIES INVOLVED IN PURSUIT


On February 20, 2022 at approximately 9:20 P.M Darke County Deputies were patrolling the area of State Route 118 near Horatio Harris Creek Road. Deputies attempted to stop a Gray 2017 Ford Fusion for a traffic violation. When Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle it fled North bound on State Route 118 at a high rate of speed. A pursuit ensued with the vehicle and Deputies were able to get the vehicle stopped on Main Street at Vernier Street in Ansonia Ohio. The driver Michael Pearson, 21, of Ansonia was arrested at the scene. Mr. Pearson was found to be in violation of several traffic and criminal laws. Mr. Pearson was booked into the Darke County Jail for Failure to Comply and Driving under suspension. Mr. Pearson was also charged with Possession of Marijuana, having expired license plates and for a speed violation.


The Versailles Police Department and the Ansonia Police Department also responded to the scene and assisted with the apprehension of Mr. Pearson.


This incident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff's Office.


Contact: Sergeant S. Cox

Telephone: 937-548-3399

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