Man In Custody After 100 MPH Pursuit With Findlay Police

A man’s facing felony charges after allegedly leading Findlay police on a nearly 17 mile pursuit at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour.

The Findlay Police Department says officers were called to a residence on Lima Avenue at around 4:15 Thursday afternoon to investigate a trespassing complaint.

Police say when they tried to talk to the suspect about the complaint, along with a possible theft and assault, he got into his vehicle and sped off, nearly hitting a police officer and a cruiser.

Police say the suspect, later identified as Barry C. Stevens, 54, of Findlay, refused to stop for officers and took West Main Cross to Interstate 75 southbound.

Officers continued pursuing Stevens at speeds of 105 miles per hour until weather conditions and construction forced the officers to end their pursuit.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol Lima Post was notified of the pursuit and troopers were able to get Stevens to pull over.

The highway patrol says Stevens refused to comply with troopers and had to be tased.

Stevens was taken to Lima Memorial Hospital and once medically cleared was transferred to the Findlay Police Department.

He was then booked at the Hancock County Justice Center on charges of failure to comply with the order of a police officer, a 3rd degree felony, and obstructing official business, a 2nd degree misdemeanor.