April 11, 2024

Law enforcement officials on the scene of the crash. Racine Marshal photo.

Man Arrested After Attempting to Flee Law Enforcement in Racine

RACINE, Ohio – One person is in custody following a crash while allegedly attempting to flee law enforcement in a stolen vehicle.

According to a statement from Racine Marshal Michael Hupp, on the evening of Tuesday, December 7, 2021, he attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a blue Oldsmobile for an equipment violation.

“After activating overhead lights and sirens, the driver immediately began to flee, traveling down several side streets within the village and through numerous lawns. The driver then fled onto Yellowbush Road, turning onto Apple Grove-Dorcas. Subsequently, the driver crashed near the intersection of Apple Grove-Dorcas and State Route 124,” according to the statement from Marshal Hupp.

After a brief foot pursuit, the driver, Tommy “TJ” Moore, was taken into custody.

The vehicle was reportedly stolen from the Dexter area in late November 2021.

Marshall Hupp wishes to extend his gratitude to the following agencies for their assistance: Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, Pomeroy Police Department, Syracuse Police Department and Meigs County EMS.

The suspect has a presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law.