Man arrested after leading police on chase into Indiana

Photo: Rockford Police Department

ROCKFORD, Ohio (WDTN) — An Indiana man is behind bars, facing felony charges, after leading police on a chase that crossed state lines.

The Rockford Police Department says the chase began just after 10 a.m. on Thursday.

Police received a call about a man slumped over the wheel of a vehicle at TJs Grocerette.

When officers found the man, he sped away, hitting a police cruiser.

Police say the man fled the scene at a high rate of speed, driving recklessly through Rockford, before going west on U.S. 33. Speeds reportedly topped 90 miles per hour.

The man crossed the state line into Indiana, where authorities tried to use stop sticks near U.S. 33 and U.S. 27. The vehicle avoided two sets of stop sticks, before the man finally stopped in Decatur, Indiana.

Police identified the suspect as 29-year-old Nathan Aaron Newsom from Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Authorities found narcotics and criminal tools in the location where Newsom was taking into custody.

Newsom was extradited back to Ohio where he will reportedly face felony charges. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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