Note: This story appears in the Friday, Dec. 7 newspaper on Page A1.
A New Marshfield man is facing multiple felony charges after being arrested this week by the Athens County Sheriff’s Office following a pursuit in which he overturned an allegedly stolen truck.
Timothy Perry, 54, was indicted Wednesday by an Athens County grand jury on felony charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle, failure to comply with a police signal, felonious assault (of a sheriff’s deputy), vandalism, aggravated possession of drugs, breaking and entering and attempted trespass in a habitation. The indictment alleges that all the offenses occurred this past Monday.
According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, deputies went to New Marshfield Road in response to a report of a burglary, and then a neighbor alerted them to the whereabouts of a suspect. At that time, the suspect fled in an allegedly stolen truck.
A vehicle matching the description was located and Deputy Joe Banks attempted to stop it, but a pursuit began on nearby Roundhouse Road.
Perry is accused of intentionally striking the driver’s side of Deputy Donald McCollister’s oncoming cruiser during the pursuit. The pickup truck ran into an embankment and ultimately rolled onto its top, the news release states.
According to the indictment, the pickup truck is owned by Winton Chadwell.
The vandalism charge relates to damage to McCollister’s cruiser. The breaking and entering charge accuses Perry of trespassing on the land or premises of John Hawk with the purpose of committing a felony (the alleged theft of the pickup truck).
The drug possession charge relates of methamphetamine allegedly found in Perry’s possession at the time of his arrest.
According to Assistant County Prosecutor Meg Saunders, the charge of attempted trespass in a habitation relates to the allegation that Perry attempted to kick open the door of a mobile home. Saunders said it was that incident that was initially reported as a burglary in progress and resulted in deputies being dispatched to the scene.
Perry is schedule to be arraigned this coming Wednesday in Athens County Common Pleas Court.
Perry also was arrested Monday on warrants for alleged community control violations on 2017 felony convictions for theft, grand theft of a motor vehicle and breaking and entering.