WILMINGTON — The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office has apprehended two suspects involved in a pursuit on Thursday.
Timothy Woods Sr., 52, and Timothy Woods Jr., 23, were apprehended on Friday after attempting to flee law enforcement officials a second time on South Wall Street in Wilmington.
On Thursday, Sgt. Doug Eastes from the sheriff’s office observed a vehicle occupied by two males acting in a suspicious manner on U.S. 68 South, according to Col. Brian Prickett of the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office. When Eastes and another deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver turned into private property and struck a tree.
Both men exited the vehicle and ran into a nearby cornfield. The search for the suspects resulted in Holmes Elementary School being put on a precautionary lockdown.
Neither subject was apprehended after an extensive search of the area. One of the items found in the suspect vehicle was a firearm stolen out of Washington Court House which was previously reported in the News Journal.
Sheriff’s Office detectives developed information on the possible location of the two male suspects early Friday morning, leading to surveillance being set up on a South Wall Street residence in Wilmington.
“A short time later both suspects exited the rear of the home being surveilled at which time they again attempted to elude officers. The suspects were last seen at the rear of an abandoned South Wall Street residence,” said Prickett.
Additional units from the sheriff’s office and officers from the Wilmington Police Department responded, and set up a perimeter around the abandoned house. A search of the abandoned house resulted in the apprehension of Timothy Woods Sr. and Timothy Woods Jr. without incident.
A firearm that had been stolen in Wilmington the previous day was recovered in close proximity to where both suspects were found, according to Prickett.
Woods Sr. is being held at the Clinton County Adult Detention Facility on charges of receiving stolen property, having weapons under disability, and a detainer with a nationwide pickup from San Diego, California.
Woods Jr. is also being held in the Clinton County Adult Detention Facility on charges of receiving stolen property, having weapons under disability, and a detainer with a nationwide pickup from the California Department of Corrections, Sacramento, California.
Additional charges on both individuals are expected to be filed at a later date. Both are currently held with no bond due to both having holders from California.
“We would like to thank the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Ohio State Highway Patrol for their assistance during the initial search for the suspects on Thursday,” said Prickett. “Additionally we would like to thank the Wilmington Police Department for their help on both incidents and several citizens who provided information that assisted in the apprehension of these individuals.”