8/31/16 – 8:53 A.M.
A pair of Kentucky residents accused of stealing a car in Hancock County and leading police on a chase on I-75 in Allen and Auglaize counties appeared in court Tuesday. The Lima News reports 21-year-old Kaylee Herman pleaded guilty to a charge of stolen property of a motor vehicle. A separate grand theft charge was dropped as a result. She could spend up to 18 months in prison.
22-year-old Shawn Gregory also appeared in court. He waived his right to a speedy trial. Prosecutors say he was the driver during the June 16 chase. Gregory is charged with failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, grand theft of a motor vehicle, attempted vehicular assault, and receiving stolen property. He could spend nine years in prison if convicted on all charges.
Police say the couple was committing crimes in Hancock County when they stole a running car from a Findlay gas station. Troopers tried to pull over the car near Beaverdam a short time later, but Gregory sped away. He led officers on a southbound chase that entered the northbound lanes and finally ended near Cridersville when troopers intentionally hit the car to disable it.
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