VIDEO: Suspect Took SnapChat Video During Police Chase To Harrison
By Mike Perleberg
(Harrison, Oh.) – The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office says a police pursuit spanned 55 miles and three states before ending in the parking lot of a Harrison restaurant on Tuesday.
Part of the pursuit was captured on video and posted to the social media app SnapChat by a suspect in the fleeing vehicle.
The chase began in Sharonville when agents with the HCSO Regional Narcotic’s Highway Interdiction Unit attempted to stop a vehicle. However, the rental car sped off, winding through interstates in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and back into Ohio. A sheriff’s office helicopter provided air support in letting units on the ground know where the fleeing vehicle was headed.
After the chase had come to an end in the parking lot of the Skyline Chili restaurant on Harrison Avenue around noon, three men in the vehicle were taken into custody.
The driver, 24-year-old Anthony Dewayne Knight, of Dayton, was arrested and charged with felony fleeing and eluding.
Two passengers with gang ties were also arrested. They are 22-year-old Jewaun Booker, of Dayton, and 19-year-old Chucky Foley, of Trotwood, Ohio. Booker was arrested for outstanding warrants for Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Burglary, Felonious Assault and Weapons under Disability. Foley was wanted on warrants for Aggravated Burglary, Felonious Assault, Weapons Under Disability, Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Improper Handling of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle.
Booker posted a video of himself during the case to SnapChat. Investigators said the video was recorded while law enforcement was in close pursuit. Police could use that video as evidence.
Officers say they found a gun and a small amount of pot in the rental car.
Miraculously, nobody was hurt and no accidents happened during the chase, according to deputies.