Four people appeared in Clark County Municipal Court Thursday on charges in connection to a short pursuit and a resulting crash on Snider Road.
Quaymar Hill, 20, of Dayton, is being held in the Clark County Jail on a $10,000 bond for fleeing/eluding officers.
There were three others in the car with him when he allegedly fled from police and crashed into a tree on Snider Road in New Carlisle on Wednesday.
According to an incident report, a Clark County Sheriff’s deputy noticed a car driving erratically on Ohio 334. The report says the vehicle sometimes exceeded an estimated 125 miles per hour.
A short chase by deputies ensued through different county municipalities. The report says the vehicle lost control and hit a tree on Snider Road — that’s when the four people inside the car took off.
The driver of the vehicle, Quaymar Hill, was arrested after a short foot chase and the other three suspects — who were hiding in a wooded area — surrendered to deputies after they were warned K-9 units would be released.
Deputy Chris Doolin, the K-9 handler for the sheriff’s office, said there was K-9 training for area agencies going on, and it just happened to be held in Springfield that day.
K-9s from Springfield, Huber Heights, Greene County and Fairborn were all called to assist in the search.
“We had a total of 5 dogs on scene within 15 minutes,” he said. “With the K-9 group being here — all the officers we had available at the time — everything just worked out really good.”
Doolin was also the deputy who first saw the car on Ohio 334. He said he was actually out on another call when he noticed the car’s erratic driving. He said he never turned his lights to chase the car — it took off on its own.
“They really drew a lot of attention to themselves. Really put the public in danger,” he said.
Law enforcement found drugs and money on Hill when they searched him, as well as in the car — including marijuana and various powder and rock substances, according to sheriff’s office officials.
In addition to Hill, 27-year-old Ieshia Horton, of Montgomery, is being held on a $1,500 bond for an obstruction charge.
Sydney Wise, 23, of Springfield also faces an obstruction charge but is being held on $2,500 bond.
A fourth person, 24-year-old Robert Stargell’s case was continued. Clark County Municipal Court Judge Denise Moody dismissed him from the courtroom on Thursday for being disrespectful.