MONROE TOWNSHIP — A Delaware, Ohio man is in custody following a series of incidents near Tipp City on Thursday.
William A. Garrnett, 28, was arrested after allegedly stealing a vehicle somewhere in Dayton, returning to his girlfriend’s apartment where he got into an altercation, then leading law enforcement on a short chase before being apprehended.
Miami County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to 3425 Redbud Drive just after 6 p.m. on a report of a domestic in progress with the suspect possibly being armed with a handgun.
As Deputy Parrish Brazel arrived on the scene, Garrnett pulled from the driveway in a gray SUV. As Garrnett fled from Brazel, he allegedly nearly struck Deputy Sara Fraley’s cruiser as she attempted to block his path.
It was discovered that the vehicle he was driving had just been reported stolen out of Dayton some 30 minutes earlier.
Deputies began to pursue Garrnett and units from the Tipp City Police Department responded to assist. Garrnett attempted to drive through a back yard of a residence in an apparent attempt to reach the interstate, but the sound wall blocked his escape.
The suspect bailed from the SUV and fled on foot. He was located by witnesses running on the I-75 side of the wall, northbound. Officers quickly converged on the location, spotted Garrnett, and after a short foot chase, Garrnett was reportedly tazed and taken into custody.
It is unclear if Garrnett had a weapon in his possession. No weapon was located during a search.
He was transported to Upper Valley Medical Center by Tipp City Rescue Squad in order to be checked out.
He was later transported to the Miami County Jail where he will be facing charges of domestic violence, felony fleeing and receiving stolen property.
The vehicle that Garrnett allegedly stole had plates out of Massachusetts. The vehicle was impounded and will be returned to the owner.