GEORGETOWN, Ohio — Two men were arrested following a vehicle pursuit in Brown County this past weekend that involved gunfire.
According to Brown County Sheriff Gordon Ellis, on Sunday Sept. 16, deputies from the Brown County Sheriff’s Office attempted to to stop a silver Hyundai SUV for an equipment violation around 8:12 p.m. Once the deputy activated his emergency lights to pull the vehicle over, the SUV pulled into a driveway on New Harmony Salem Road.
Ellis said as soon as the deputy exited the patrol car, the suspect vehicle fled through a yard and back onto the roadway.
“The suspect vehicle reached speeds of around 80 miles per hour during the pursuit,” Ellis said. “When a second deputy entered into the pursuit, the male driver began shooting at deputies, striking the lead vehicle.”
The driver of the SUV ended up crashing into the front yard of a residence on Maple Grove Road, with the vehicle coming to rest on its top, according to Ellis. The driver then attempted to flee from the accident, and was taken into custody shortly after as well as the passenger, still in the vehicle.
Multiple firearms were allegedly recovered from the vehicle by the authorities.
Michael Hall, 36, of Mount Orab, Ohio, was identified as being the driver of the SUV, while Daniel Allen, 37, of Batavia, Ohio, was the passenger.
Hall and Allen were treated at Mount Orab Mercy Hospital and then taken to the Brown County Sheriff’s Office before being lodged in the Brown County Detention Center.
Between the two men, charges of having weapons under disability, attempted murder as well as other criminal and traffic violations were filed.