Ohio officer charged with reckless homicide resigns; investigation ongoing, police say

The former Ripley officer, Caleb Savage, faces three felony charges, including reckless...
The former Ripley officer, Caleb Savage, faces three felony charges, including reckless homicide, according to Kentucky State Police.(MGN)
Published: May. 27, 2023 at 10:24 PM EDT
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MASON COUNTY Ky. (WXIX) - A former Ohio officer, who is charged with reckless homicide in connection with a deadly chase, has resigned, according to the Ripley Police Department.

The Village of Ripley Solicitor said in a statement:

“The Village of Ripley Police Department is aware of the criminal charges against former Officer Caleb Savage that were recently filed by Kentucky State Police. Officer Savage has resigned from his position and is no longer an employee of the Village of Ripley.”

According to Kentucky State Police, Savage is charged in connection with a March 12 crash that happened on KY 3056 in Maysville, Kentucky.

The preliminary investigation found that Savage attempted to stop a Dodge Charger driven by Ryan Mitchell that was suspected to be involved in a property crime, according to state troopers

KSP confirmed that Savage drove for at least a mile from Ohio into Kentucky before turning on his emergency lights and sirens to stop the vehicle.

Troopers say that after approximately two miles on KY 3056, Mitchell lost control of his vehicle, which went off the right side of the highway and crashed.

Savage continued on KY 3056 and returned to Ripley, Ohio, according to KSP.

Troopers say Mitchell suffered life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Mason County Coroner’s Office.

Savage was indicted by the Mason County Grand Jury with reckless homicide, failure to render aid, and leaving the scene of an accident.

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