Deputies: Race facility employee charged with stay-at-home violation after allowing invite-only race

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Posted at 11:39 AM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 17:10:03-04

CLEVES, Ohio — Deputies arrested an Edgewater Motor Sports employee on Saturday after they received a call for a crash and fire on the complex's premises.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputies accused Stanley Thomakos, 61, of holding an invite-only race at the race facility on East Miami River Road which drew a large crowd, in violation of the state's stay-at-home order.

The incident started around 3:20 p.m. when deputies and the Green Township Fire Department were called to the facility for a crash and a vehicle fire. After an investigation, Thomakos was charged with violations prohibited, a misdemeanor, and he was released.

Deputies did not say if anyone else was charged from this incident or if the facility owners will face any repercussions.