Subject Apprehended After Allegedly Fleeing Crash, Pulling Firearm on Deputy

Subject Apprehended After Allegedly Fleeing Crash, Pulling Firearm on Deputy

POMEROY, Ohio – A man that had allegedly fled the scene of a traffic crash and pulled a firearm on a deputy has been arrested.

According to Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, on April 14, 2022 at 7:40 a.m., Meigs County 911 received a tip that Cody Casteel was at the 124 Mart on State Route 124. Law enforcement was looking for Casteel in relation to another incident.

Deputies were dispatched to the location and located a 1990 Chevy truck traveling west bound on State Route 124. The vehicle turned on to Happy Hollow Road and when deputies attempted to make a traffic stop the vehicle pulled into a residence. Casteel was a passenger in the truck and fled the scene on foot and was apprehended in the woods moments later.

On March 18, 2022, deputies attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Casteel. According to Sheriff Wood, Casteel was involved in a traffic crash. Casteel allegedly exited the vehicle, pointed a firearm at deputies and fled into the woods. The arrest today was pertaining to charges to the previous incident.

Deputies will be presenting the case to the Meigs County Prosecutor’s Office for prosecution on pending drug charges, resisting arrest, failure to comply with the signal of a police officer and aggravated menacing.

Casteel is currently housed in the Middleport Jail awaiting a court appearance. There are also felony arrest warrants on Casteel from Athens County.

Sheriff Keith Wood added, “The citizens of Meigs County and surrounding areas are much safer with Casteel being taken off the street”.

All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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