Dayton, Trotwood men arrested after multi-state high speed chase

Suspect in multi-state pursuit posts chase video to Snapchat (WLWT Photo).

HARRISON (WLWT) —Three suspects who led police on a chase that spanned three states were arrested, police said. While inside of the vehicle, officers said one of the men posted a video of their car being chased to Snapchat.

Police said the Regional Narcotics Unit was watching a car in Lincoln Heights on Tuesday when it took off.

According to police, the car was driven by Anthony Dewayne Knight, 24 of Dayton, Ohio. Two other people in the car, Jehwuan Booker, 22, of Dayton, Ohio, and Chucky Foley, 19, of Trotwood, Ohio, were also arrested.

Police obtained video from inside of the vehicle. Officials said one of the men had posted the video to Snapchat, a social media app that allows users to send videos and pictures.

Officers chased the car down Interstate 75 into Northern Kentucky, where the chase wound through some side roads before heading west on I-275.

Watch the Snapchat video // Part of chase captured on camera

For some of the chase, a helicopter tracked the car while cruisers stayed back to attempt to keep the speeds down.

The driver fled into Indiana and back into Ohio on I-275, then onto westbound I-74 before exiting in Harrison, police said.

The chase ended at the Skyline Chili in Harrison after police chased the car for 55 miles, police said.

Construction worker Eric Dunn said that the car was probably going 80 mph when it jumped the curb in front of the restaurant.

Dunn was working on Harrison Avenue when he said the suspect’s car came flying through.

“He came through the intersection flying and went over the curb and almost hit our arrow board and went into Skyline and they all jumped out with their hands up and that’s what it was,” Dunn said.

Don Kuntz, the manager of Skyline, also witnessed part of it.

“As I was approaching some of our guests out in the restaurant, I see deputy sheriff, guns drawn and running past our window. The next thing I know, there were three suspects on the ground,” Kuntz said. “We’re going to have to have our windows cleaned. There are nose prints all over the windows. There was probably 35 and 40 guests and they were more interested in what was going on outside than inside believe it or not.”

A fourth person was in the vehicle, but was released without charges, police said.

Police said a handgun and a small amount of marijuana were recovered from the rental vehicle.

There were no reports of injuries or other accidents as a result of the chase, authorities said.

Knight is charged with felony fleeing, eluding in Ohio and other felony charges in Kentucky.

Booker was arrested on outstanding warrants for aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, felonious assault and weapons under disability. Foley was arrested on warrants for aggravated burglary, felonious assault, weapons under disability, carrying a concealed weapon and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.

Police said Foley and Booker have gang ties to Montgomery County.

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