Four Arrested After Road Rage Incident Leads To Police Chase


UPDATED: Sunday June 29, 2014 11:40 PM

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies have four people in custody after an alleged shooting that was sparked by road rage.

Franklin County detectives said the suspect fired at a family, including three children, before leading deputies on a chase.

"The victim had stopped at the Pleasant Township Fire house where officers were parked and advised them the person from this vehicle had fired shots at them," said Sgt. Thad Lookabaugh.

After getting a description of the vehicle, deputies said they found the black Dodge Charger on Norton Road and tried to pull it over, but the driver wouldn't stop for them.

Another man driving a truck said he was able to get them to stop near the 6800 block of Johnson Road.

"I will cut it off the road and that is exactly what I did," said Randy Rittgers. "Then the sheriff caught it right after she tried to get around me and that's when they got her on the ground and tackled everybody out of the car."

Deputies said the four people tried to run away.

Deputies arrested three of them immediately and later took another person into custody who was trying to run through a field.

Detectives said they searched the Dodge Charger and found a spent gun cartridge.

They have not released the names of the suspects but did say at least one is a juvenile.

Deputies said no one was injured.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate.

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