Defiance police arrest 3 in stolen car chase

Officers say the driver left the scene in a stolen vehicle but was later captured by a Defiance city police officer.

Posted: Jan 20, 2020 12:21 PM
Updated: Jan 21, 2020 9:23 AM

DEFIANCE, Ohio (WFFT) — Three people are behind bars after police in Defiance were lead on a chase.

The Defiance County Sheriff's Office says a deputy located "suspicious vehicles" at Stykemain Buick GMC on Elliot Road Monday morning.

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Officers say the driver left the scene in a stolen vehicle.

The driver of the stolen vehicle led officers on a chase through Defiance County, Henry County and Wood County where the chase ended.

There were three people total in the car, they were all arrested.

Authorities arrested three people who were transported to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio:

  • Kaleigh Fletcher
    • Age: 20
    • Springfield, Ohio
    • Charge: Breaking and entering
  • Barryn McDonnell
    • Age: 22
    • Rolla, Missouri
    • Charge: Breaking and entering
  • Christan Malzahn
    • Age: 23
    • Springfield, Ohio
    • Charges: Receiving stolen property and failure to comply with the signal of a police officer

All three are expected to appear in front of a judge on Wednesday morning.

Additional charges are pending from the prosecutor's office.

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