2 in custody after carjacking, chase

Posted at 4:32 PM, Oct 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-13 16:32:24-04

DAYTON, Ohio. -- One adult and one juvenile are in custody after a confusing carjacking incident in Dayton that had police searching for a possible abducted child.

According to WHIO-TV, the incident started at about 7 a.m. Tuesday at a McDonald’s restaurant in the 1200 block of North Gettysburg Avenue.

Earlier reports indicated two juveniles were responsible for stealing the car. Those reports have since been amended to indicate one adult and one juvenile.

Police also thought initially that a person might have been shot and a child was in the stolen car.

However, it later became clear that the person was not shot. Officers told WHIO it was unclear if a child was actually in the car when it was taken.

Police arrested the two suspects in connection with the case shortly after the carjacking.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said it pulled over the stolen vehicle after a chase that reached about 90 mph. The car was stopped in the southbound lanes of I-75 near the Ohio 122 exit.

Troopers said they found a BB gun in the car. The suspects told police there was never a child in the car, according to WHIO.

Police said they will review potential charges with the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

For the original report on this story, click here for WHIO-TV.