Man arrested following extended police chase in Henry County

HENRY Co., Ohio (WTVG) - A driver is under arrest Tuesday morning after he took police on an extended chase that lasted more than an hour.

According to the Henry County Sheriff's Office, the chase began when the driver, 57-year-old William Leroy Roth, refused to stop when a deputy attempted to pull him over for speeding. Roth then fled East on US 6 through McClure.

That pursuit traveled through Henry, Wood, Lucas, and Fulton Counties before heading back to Henry County, where it eventually ended. According to the Sheriff's Office, deputies deployed Stop Sticks three times throughout the pursuit, deflating several of the driver's tires. Eventually, they changed tactics, employing a PIT maneuver, forcing Roth off the road, causing him to strike a parked car and then flip over.

Roth was arrested and taken to the hospital for treatment. According to police, he was already wanted on previous charges before the pursuit. Police say they will be charging him with felony fleeing and eluding. Additional charges are pending.