A Springfield man is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase.
Anthony Lane, 26, was charged in Clark County Municipal Court with failure to comply with order or signal of police officer. He pleaded not guilty and his bond was set at $20,000.
Springfield police began their investigation on Friday when an officer noticed Lane driving and knew that he had warrants for his arrest, according to an affidavit filed with the charges in municipal court.
“At this time I turned my patrol vehicle around to conduct a traffic stop on Mr. Lane due to him having warrants,” the affidavit says. “I was able to get behind Mr. Lane in the area of West Rose Street and South Western Avenue where I turned on my overhead lights and sirens to conduct the traffic stop. When I did so Mr. Lane made a left hand turn off of South Western Avenue onto West Rose Street, running the stop sign and started to gain speed.”
The affidavit says Lane traveled westbound going about 70 miles per hour in a 25 miles per hour zone. The affidavit said the police chase went throughout Springfield reaching a maximum speed of 80 miles per hour on West Johnny Lytle Avenue.
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The affidavit says the chase finished on Oakwood Place where he turned into an alley and fled from the vehicle into a home.
Officers said they had prior knowledge that Lane hung out in the area, the affidavit says, and was able to trace him to the home. They were able to make entry into the home, the affidavit says.
“Officers located attic access inside one of the upstairs bedrooms,” the affidavit says.
Lane was found lying on the floor of the attic, according to the affidavit.
A next court date in the case was not set.
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