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An Urbana man was indicted by a Champaign County Grand Jury this week after he was accused of leading police on a high-speed chase through four counties late last month.

Zachary R. Titus, 29, of 4616 Cedar Creek Road, was indicted on one count each of failure to comply with the signal of a police officer, operating a vehicle while under the influence and domestic violence.

Authorities have said the incident began around 3:30 a.m. on June 26 after Champaign County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic violence call on Cedar Creek Road. Deputies said they attempted to stop Titus near West County Line Road, but he fled, leading them on a chase through Clark County before heading north on I-75.

A trooper from the Ohio State Highway Patrol and a Troy police officer crashed their cruisers during the case, which reached speeds of more than 100 mph. Both were treated and released from the hospital, and Titus was eventually stopped north of Troy.

Others indicted this week include:

• Bryce A. Lawson, 19, of 1517 Jackson Hill Road, Urbana, on one count each of possession of heroin and possessing criminal tools.

• Michael K. Schaus, 48, of Bellefontaine, on one count each of theft and possessing criminal tools.

• Colleen L. Schaus, 43, of Bellefontaine, on one count of complicity in the commission of theft.

• Nicholas D. Castle, 30, of Columbus, on one count each of possession of heroin, attempted tampering with evidence and possessing criminal tools.

• Kevin L. Dunston, 29, of 8953 Davisson Road, Mechanicsburg, on one count each of possession of heroin, possessing criminal tools and operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, a drug of abuse, or a combination of them.

• Terrance E. Johnson, 49, Tri-County Jail, on two counts of attempted trespass in a habitation and one count each of trespass in a habitation, criminal damaging or endangering, obstructing official business, possession of cocaine and possessing criminal tools.

• Codi A. Bowshier, 26, Tri-County Jail, on two counts of burglary and one count each of theft and petty theft.

• Dylan D. Davis, 21, of 1409 E. Kanagy Road, West Liberty, on one count each of grand theft when the property is a firearm or dangerous ordinance and receiving stolen property.

• John R. Rosales, 38, of 120 S. Russell St., Urbana, on one count each of pandering obscenity involving a minor, pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, possessing criminal tools, tampering with evidence and failure to comply with underage alcohol laws.

• Sherry M. Chapman, 24, of 120 S. Russell St., Urbana, on one count each of complicity in the commission of pandering obscenity involving a minor, possessing criminal tools and failure to comply with underage alcohol laws.

• Shirley J. Ewing, 46, Tri-County Jail, on one count of failure to appear as required by recognizance.

• Donald N. Ramey, Jr., 41, of 2 N. Douglas Ave., Springfield, on one count each of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer and resisting arrest.

• Phillip P. Rousculp, 37, of 4071 U.S. 68, Urbana, on two counts of aggravated arson and one count of complicity in the commission of tampering with evidence.

• Desiree N. Rousculp, 32, of 4071 U.S. 68, Urbana, on one count of tampering with evidence.


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