Mercer Co. high-speed chase ends in arrest

Staff reports

MERCER COUNTY — A Toledo man has been arrested after a crash, carjacking and high-speed pursuit.

Lucas J. Jackson, 37, was arrested after an ordeal that began at about 10 a.m. Friday, according to a news release from Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey.

Jackson was apparently speeding when he hit the rear of another vehicle on Hoenie Road, south of Fast Road. Another driver stopped to assist the situation, and Jackson threatened that person with a screwdriver and took that car. The names of these people were not released.

Jackson sped away from the scene and was passed on state Route 707 by Rockford Police Chief May, and May turned around and gave chase. Speeds reached 70 mph. Jackson lost control and rolled the vehicle in a field east of Erastus Durbin Road.

Jackson was trapped, and when officials extricated him he was taken to Mercer Health and is under guard.

The driver involved in the original crash was treated at a hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Prosecutors are reviewing the event to determine charges, according to the release.

Deputies were assisted by Rockford Police Department, Celina Police Department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, MCERV, Mercer County EMS, Celina and Rockford Fire departments.

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