Police: Unwelcome guest started high-speed chase

Posted at 1:53 PM, Nov 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-27 13:53:02-05

COLERAIN TWP., Ohio -- An unwelcome Thanksgiving Day guest led police on a high-speed chase from his grandmother's home in Colerain Township to West Chester Township 15 miles away, according to police.

Jacob Dietz, 26, of Middletown, Ohio faces four counts of felonious assault, one count of assault and one count of failure to comply with a police officer's orders. His bond was set at $70,000.

Dietz showed up unannounced to his grandmother's home on Colerain Avenue, north of Interstate 275, and, claiming his truck was broken down, demanded money from his relatives, according to an affidavit.

Police were called, and one officer happened to be next door.

At one point, the affidavit states, Dietz grabbed the officer's shoulder and tried to hit him, the affidavit states.

Then, he jumped into his pickup truck, and the officer drew a gun and told Dietz to get out, according to the affidavit.

Instead, Dietz started the truck, tried to ram the officer's cruiser and took off, the affidavit states.

He got onto eastbound I-275, then headed north on Interstate 75, according to the affidavit.

Police from Sharonville, Springdale, Springfield Township, Forest Park and Lincoln Heights got involved in the case, Hamilton County emergency dispatchers said.

On the ramp from I-75 to I-275, an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper knocked out the truck's front tire with a stop stick, according to the affidavit.

Dietz eventually stopped near Union Centre Boulevard when the rubber came off the front tire, the affidavit states.

Dietz wouldn't get out of the truck, though, so officers had to pull him out, according to the affidavit.

He's scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning.