WCH man in custody after pursuit


High-speed chase began in Greenfield, ended near Washington C.H.

By Ryan Carter - [email protected]



Officers from the Greenfield Police Department search the vehicle of Mark Argueta, who reportedly led authorities on a high-speed pursuit early Wednesday afternoon on State Route 41. The pursuit came to an end shortly after the vehicle struck spike strips placed on the road.


A high-speed chase that began in Greenfield early Wednesday afternoon ended when the suspect’s vehicle struck deployed stop sticks on State Route 41 just before entering the City of Washington C.H.

At approximately 12:15 p.m., the Greenfield Police Department received a report of a vehicle driving erratically through the village. When an officer attempted to make a traffic stop on the red 1999 Cadillac STS, the driver accelerated and led police on a pursuit that exceeded 100 miles per hour northbound on State Route 41, according to Sgt. Jim Oyer, the acting police chief with the GPD.

Officers from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and Washington C.H. Police Department responded to the oncoming pursuit and set up stop sticks on State Route 41 just north of Wilson-Silcott Road.

“Once the vehicle hit the strips, he immediately slowed down and shortly after pulled off to the side of the road,” said Fayette County Sheriff Vernon Stanforth. “The suspect was then taken into custody without incident.

Mark Argueta, 39, of 703 Johns St. in Washington C.H., was identified as the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, according to authorities. No injuries or accidents were reported during the pursuit.

Oyer said Argueta will be charged with third-degree felony failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, but also faces other charges.

“The front of the suspect’s vehicle struck something by the looks of it, but it is unknown what that is at this time,” said Oyer.

The incident is still under investigation.

Ryan Carter can be reached at 740-313-0352 or on Twitter @rywica

Angela Shepherd contributed to this story.

Officers from the Greenfield Police Department search the vehicle of Mark Argueta, who reportedly led authorities on a high-speed pursuit early Wednesday afternoon on State Route 41. The pursuit came to an end shortly after the vehicle struck spike strips placed on the road.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Chase-2.jpgOfficers from the Greenfield Police Department search the vehicle of Mark Argueta, who reportedly led authorities on a high-speed pursuit early Wednesday afternoon on State Route 41. The pursuit came to an end shortly after the vehicle struck spike strips placed on the road.
High-speed chase began in Greenfield, ended near Washington C.H.

By Ryan Carter

[email protected]

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