HARRISON, Ohio – One of the suspects in a 55-mile police chase Tuesday made a cell phone video through the back window of the car and posted it on Facebook, Hamilton County deputies said.
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The high-speed chase started in Sharonville, went through Kentucky and Indiana and returned to Ohio, ending in a Skyline Chili parking lot in Harrison just before noon.
Three men – two with ties to gangs, according to deputies -- were taken into custody outside the restaurant at 10429 Harrison Ave.
Regional Narcotic’s Highway Interdiction Unit pursued the men after they fled a traffic stop on I-75. The suspects' vehicle – a rental car – was going more than 90 mph at times during the chase, according to police radio traffic.
"When someone flees from you like that, then the game changes -- you have no idea what they actually are up to or why they’re running," Hamilton County Chief Deputy Mark Schoonover said.
The suspects exited I-75 and briefly drove through Lincoln Heights before getting back on southbound I-75 again, deputies said.
As they reached downtown, a Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office helicopter took over surveillance and relayed the vehicle’s location to units on the ground.
Northern Kentucky authorities soon spotted the vehicle and initiated a pursuit south on I-75 and west on I-275. The suspects then drove into Indiana on I-275 and then back into Ohio, exiting onto Kilby Road in Hamilton County.
The driver was identified as Anthony Dewayne Knight, 24, of Dayton, Ohio. Authorities charged him with felony fleeing and eluding in Ohio. He also faces felony charges in Kentucky.
Authorities also arrested Jewaun Booker, 22, and Chucky Foley, 19. Both men have ties to gang activity in Montgomery County, Ohio, deputies said.
Booker, who posted the video, was arrested for outstanding warrants for aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, felonious assault and weapons under disability.
Foley was arrested for outstanding warrants for aggravated burglary, felonious assault, weapons under disability, carrying a concealed weapon and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.
"That'll most likely be used as evidence," Schoonover said of the video, "so I don't think we’re dealing with the brightest individuals here."
Deputies said they recovered a handgun and a small amount of marijuana from the vehicle. There were no accidents or injuries to anyone during the pursuit, authorities said.