HCSO: Deputy’s Cruiser Struck During Pursuit

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office says a deputy’s cruiser was struck by a suspect’s vehicle during a pursuit in Findlay.

The sheriff’s office says a deputy located a vehicle previously reported for unauthorized use on Saturday night on Clinton Street near Walnut Street.

The deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the vehicle drove away and a short pursuit ensued.

During the pursuit, the sheriff’s office says the suspect, later identified as Chandler Parker, 37, came to an abrupt stop and began driving in reverse, striking the deputy’s cruiser.

The sheriff’s office says Parker continued driving to the Circle K gas station in the 100 block of Crystal Avenue where he came to a stop and was taken into custody.

Parker was arrested and booked at the Hancock County Jail on several felony charges.

Police believe he was driving intoxicated at the time of the incident.