PD: Woman refused to get in car, so men took it

PD: Woman refused to get in car, so men took it
Posted at 9:10 PM, May 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-10 17:49:56-04

GREEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Two out-of-state men threatened a woman at a gas station Monday afternoon and led Colerain Township police on a high-speed chase in her car, according to law enforcement officials.

Bradley Smith and Isaac Tremaine Courts, both of North Carolina, approached the woman as she finished fueling up at the Dent Shell station on Harrison Avenue near Johnson Road, according to the Green Township Police Department.

Smith told the woman to get into her car or he'd shoot her, while Courts stood on the other side of her and acted as a lookout, Green Township police wrote in affidavit.

After she refused the first time, Smith lifted up his sweatshirt and showed a handgun in his waistband, the affidavit states.

She refused again but gave Smith her keys, and he drove off with Courts in the passenger seat, according to the affidavit.

LISTEN to the 911 call in the player below.

"It's not even my car," the woman told a 911 operator. "It's a loaner car from a Walt Sweeney Ford dealership."

Colerain Township officers spotted her car and chased Smith and Courts, with speeds reaching as high as 110 mph, according to Green Township police. They eventually used stop sticks to end the pursuit on Old Colerain Avenue.

The woman's black Ford Fusion, loaned to her from a Walt Sweeney dealership, was eventually recovered. Photo by Ron Fischer | WCPO

The woman identified both men, according to the affidavit, and Courts admitted he "made a bad decision."

Smith was charged with aggravated robbery, abduction, vandalism, obstructing official business and failure to comply.  Courts was charged with aggravated robbery, abduction and obstruction official business.

Both men were being booked into the Hamilton County Justice Center on Monday evening. Both received $1 million bonds Tuesday.