Enon man driving semi-trailer slams house, sheriff’s patrol car in multi-county pursuit

KEVIN RIGSBY (COURTESY: CLARK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE).

ENON, Ohio (WDTN) – A man is in custody Wednesday evening after ramming multiple cars at multiple locations with his semi-trailer throughout Clark County.

Kevin Rigsby’s rage-spree reportedly started at his workplace, Howard Trucking, located on Haddix Road. There, he reportedly “threw papers around one of the offices, threw a picture through a wall and then used his semi tractor to ram an unoccupied vehicle in the lot and push it through a fence,” according to a press release from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

Rigsby then reportedly went to the mother’s house of his former girlfriend and “used his semi tractor to push the (ex-girlfriend’s mother’s) car into the front of the house and then proceeded to push his ex-girlfriend’s vehicle through the wall of — and into — the barn. This caused extensive damage to both vehicles and both structures. After ramming both vehicles into the buildings, the suspect fled in his truck down Hunter Road,” according to the release.

WDTN Photo/Don Hatcher
WDTN Photo/Don Hatcher

The Enon Police Department, who initially responded to the scene, “witnessed the truck leaving the Hunter Rd address and an attempted was made to initiate a stop. The truck accelerated and fled from officers. Enon PD followed the suspect for a short time but disengaged when it went into Greene County,” according to the release.

A short time later, Yellow Springs police saw Rigsby in the semi and attempted to stop him, when he fled from officers again. Clark County Sheriff’s deputies came to help with the pursuit as Rigsby re-entered Clark County, at which time he struck a Clark County Sheriff’s deputy cruiser.

That deputy received minor injuries and was treated and released at a local hospital.

After multiple attempts of negation, Rigsby surrendered to officers. He has been charged with felonious assault, menacing by stalking, breaking and entering and assault.

He is believed to have been under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

 

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