Man Drives Into Cornfield While Leading Officer On Pursuit

The Findlay Police Department said a driver led officers on a pursuit before taking his vehicle off the road and into a cornfield.

Police say an officer attempted to pull over Jaden Thomas, 29, in the 400 block of East Sandusky Street on Sunday night for driving on a suspended license and he also had a warrant for his arrest but he failed to stop and led the officer on a pursuit.

The pursuit traveled down East Sandusky Street, County Road 180, State Route 37, Sixth Street, Williams Street, Township Road 227 and Township Road 201.

Police say Thomas took his vehicle off the road and into a cornfield in the 11000 block of Township Road 201 and continued about 100 feet into the field before stopping and fleeing on foot.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and Ohio State Highway Patrol assisted in searching for Thomas but he was not immediately located, police said.

The pursuit traveled about eight miles and reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.

Police say the vehicle Thomas was driving was reported stolen.

Police say charges of felony fleeing and eluding and receiving stolen property will be pursued against Thomas.