Pursuit ends in one arrest, warrant issued for another
POMEROY, Ohio – Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood reports that on February 17, 2021 at approximately 1:30 a.m. Deputy Campbell was on patrol near the area of State Route 325 and State Route 124 in Langsville when he observed a dark colored truck go left of center multiple times. Deputy Campbell ran the license plate number on the vehicle and found that the license plates on the truck did not match the vehicle they were being displayed on.
Upon attempting to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle by activating the overhead lights and siren, the truck began to flee. Deputy Campbell initiated a pursuit on the vehicle on State Route 124 and then onto Dexter Road. The vehicle was pursued across multiple backroads before driving into a ditch near the area of Harmon Road.
Deputy Campbell observed a male take off running from the driver’s side of the vehicle and into the woods while he also observed a passenger still in the truck. The driver of the vehicle was positively identified by Deputy Campbell as Levi A. McGrath, 39, of Langsville. The passenger was detained at the rear of the vehicle and was identified as Linda M. Eblin, 31, of Pomeroy.
Eblin was placed under arrest for active warrants out of Meigs County and the Village of Middleport.
Charges have been filed against Levi McGrath in Meigs County Court for failure to obey the order or signal of a police officer.
“Every time a pursuit happens in Meigs County we have to look at the risk of physical harm to not only our Deputies, but other people inside of the vehicle, our residents, and our community. There are always consequences for your actions when you choose to run from the police and in this case warrants have been issued for Levi McGrath on charges of Failure to Comply,” stated Sheriff Wood.
Further charges will be presented to a Meigs County Grand Jury. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.