Union City man in custody after high-speed chase


UNION CITY, Ohio – Rufus King Jr., 65, of Union City, Ohio was arrested after a high-speed chase Thursday afternoon.

Police arrested King for Failure to Comply with the Signal or Order of a Police Officer.

On Thursday just before 3 p.m., King was observed on State Route 502 traveling at a high rate of speed by a Darke County Sheriff’s Deputy. Deputies were unable to catch up with King.

An officer of the Union City Ohio Police Department observed King enter the Village of Union City and commit multiple traffic violations. That officer activated his overhead lights and siren and King refused to stop. He, at one point, drove through a business parking lot which had multiple people in it. Officers chased him into Randolph County, Indiana where his car finally ran out of gas.

King was taken into custody without incident. King signed his waiver of extradition hearing and was transported to the Darke County Sheriff’s Jail where he is being held without bond on a Felony of the third degree.


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