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“Mr. Crawford then passed two vehicles by going left of center in a no passing zone. Mr. Crawford then came to the intersection of South Western Avenue and West High Street where he ran the stop sign without slowing down,” the affidavit says.
The officer continued to pursue Crawford with his lights and sirens onto West High Street and South Yellow Springs Street.
As Crawford went to turn right onto South Yellow Springs Street, he went left of center and hit a U-Haul cargo truck head-on, the affidavit says.
Crawford then backed up, almost hitting the officers vehicle, and fled back toward West High Street. The officer continued to pursue Crawford onto South Lowry Street where he ran the stop sign at West Pleasant Street and almost struck another vehicle.
“Mr. Crawford was traveling approximately 60 mph and ran the stop signs at Fair Street, West Euclid Street, West Grand Avenue and West Southern Avenue,” the affidavit says.
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The officer then lost sight of Crawford, and was unable to find him in the area.
Springfield police requested warrants on Crawford for no license, failure to control, hit skip and failure to comply with the signal of a police officer.
He was arrested around 11:15 p.m. on Wednesday night, according to jail records.
Crawford was indicted in early March on kidnapping, abduction, felonious assault and domestic violence charges after allegedly sticking a gun in a pregnant woman’s mouth and held her for a $200 ransom in February.