Suspect of Pursuit in Custody

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The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office was led on a pursuit early Tuesday morning in the area of the East Pike.

The incident began around 4:15 a.m. when a vehicle failed to stop after a deputy attempted to pull the driver over for what Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said was a traffic infraction.

The driver eventually abandoned the vehicle on Norfield Road and fled on foot. The Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office brought in a K9 to track the driver. He was taken into custody around 11 a.m. The name of that driver isn’t being released at this time.

Sheriff Lutz says a female in the vehicle at the time of the incident was not arrested.

We’ll bring you more as it becomes available.

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.