911 calls from high speed chase across Ohio released

The calls are between the suspect, 46-year-old Terry Pierce, Jr. and dispatchers in Allen and Van Wert Counties.

Posted: Sep 5, 2019 10:08 PM
Updated: Sep 5, 2019 10:09 PM

LIMA, Ohio (WFFT) - The Allen County, Ohio Sheriff's Office released the 911 calls from Tuesday's high speed chase.

The calls are between the suspect, 46-year-old Terry Pierce, Jr. and dispatchers in Allen and Van Wert Counties.

"I'd back off if they back off," Peirce told dispatchers. "No one is going to negotiate me down."

During the two hour chase that started in Spencerville, Ohio, Pierce told dispatchers he wanted to talk to Spencerville Police Sgt. Kyle Miller.

Miller was the one who tried to pull Peirce over around 8 a.m.

Peirce was driving a semi that was stolen from Van Wert.

Throughout the call, Peirce makes suicidal comments while telling police to back off.

"There's a bus load of kids in front of me, they better back off right now," he told a dispatcher.

Pierce's semi lost a front tire during the call

Police tried using stop sticks and shooting the tires.

When that doesn't work, officers try maneuvers to stop him on U.S. 30 in Van Wert County.

Allen County deputies end up shooting and killing Pierce.

It's not clear how many officers shot at Pierce or how many times he was shot.

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