Springfield man wanted in connection to East Cecil Street chase

A Springfield man wanted for allegedly ramming his vehicle into an officer’s patrol car and fleeing police, prompting a massive law enforcement response, has been indicted.

Shamarr Thigpen, who is still at large, was indicted by a Clark County Grand Jury for felonious assault and failure to comply with order or signal of police officer. Thigpen, 23, is now facing charges in Clark County Common Pleas Court, and online records indicate a warrant for his arrest was previously filed in Clark County Municipal Court.

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According to an affidavit filed in municipal court, Springfield police and United States Marshals were attempting to apprehend Thigpen for felony warrants on Feb. 5 at around 5 p.m. The officers allegedly saw Thigpen enter the driver’s seat of a 2010 Chevy Malibu parked in front of a home on Cedar Street, according to the affidavit.

Officers turned on their patrol lights, pulled up to the vehicle, and yelled ”police, police” as they approached the suspect’s car.

The affidavit says Thigpen did not surrender and instead drove away.

“Mr. Thigpen rammed into (a) patrol vehicle moving it out of the way,” the affidavit says. “Mr. Thigpen then fled the scene east of Cedar Street to North Yellow Springs Street.”

Officers pursued the car for several streets before losing sight of it, according to the affidavit.

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However, soon afterwards officers got a call telling them the Chevy Malibu had crashed into a car on East Cecil Street. Both occupants had fled on foot into the nearby woods, the affidavit said.

“One occupant was located and arrested while Mr. Thigpen is still at large.”

The name of the occupant was not listed in the report and it is unclear whether he or she faces any charges in connection with the chase.

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