Zanesville Resident Charged After Tuesday Pursuit

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A 24-year-old Zanesville resident has been charged after a chase through the city on Tuesday.

Zanesville Police said that around 6:30am, Jordyn Dudley took a vehicle without permission. Dudley was reported to be hallucinating at the time. Detective Sgt. Phil Michel said patrol officers located the vehicle on Maple Avenue, but Dudley failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated.

The chase ended on Underwood Avenue near Market Street when the vehicle struck the center median causing the tires to go flat.

Authorities said Dudley exited the vehicle and assaulted an officer, resisted arrest and was taken into custody. Dudley was taken to Genesis Health Care and later released.

Dudley now faces charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, operation in willful and wanton disregard to safety or persons or property, failure to comply, felonious assault, assault, obstructing official business.

Dudley is being held on a $250,000 bond.

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