Early morning chase leads to arrest


By Michael Ullery



Mike Ullery | Daily Call Lt. Bill Weaver and Officer Jeremy Weber lead suspect Antonio Williams from a garage behind a South Downing St. residence after capturing Williams inside the garage early Sunday morning.


PIQUA – An early morning pursuit through the streets of Piqua ended with the arrest of one man early Sunday morning.

Officers spotted a vehicle around 12:30 a.m. that had been involved in a chase about two weeks ago. This chase, like the last, was regarding stolen plates on the SUV.

Lt. Bill Weaver of the Piqua Police Department said, “The last time we pursued him, same vehicle, he had stolen tags from Piqua. Now he has tags on his vehicle we believe were stolen from Urbana.”

The suspect, identified as Antonio Williams, 26, refused to comply when Piqua police attempted to stop his vehicle. Speeds were reported at over 60 miles per hour as Williams led officers around the south and west side of Piqua, running a number of stop signs, as he attempted to elude officers.

Williams crashed his SUV into a wall on Young Street. Both he and a passenger fled on foot.

As officers followed Williams down an ally, witnesses observed Williams enter a garage behind a Downing Street residence.

Witnesses also said that it appeared that Williams was brandishing a weapon.

A K-9 unit from Sidney Police Department responded to assist Piqua officers.

When the K-9 entered the garage, Williams was located hanging from ceiling joist in an attempt to stay out of reach of the dog. He was taken into custody without further incident. No weapon was found.

Williams faces charges of breaking and entering and fleeing and eluding. Additional charges may be filed.

Williams was being taken to Upper Valley Medical Center to be checked out after telling officers that he was suffering from a gunshot wound, that had apparently happened some time ago.

The second person in the vehicle was not found.

Williams was then transported to the Miami County Jail where he awaits arraignment.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Lt. Bill Weaver and Officer Jeremy Weber lead suspect Antonio Williams from a garage behind a South Downing St. residence after capturing Williams inside the garage early Sunday morning.
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