Dayton man tries to flee from police Friday night in Russells Point


Friday night just before 9:00, Washington Township Police observed two vehicles traveling at 67 MPH in a 35 MPH zone on State Route 708 near Aiken Street in Russells Point.

The Officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on both vehicles. One of the vehicles stopped and the other vehicle driven by Shawn Cobble Jr.,19 of Dayton accelerated to high rates of speed in an attempt to elude the Officer. The Officer initiated a pursuit of the vehicle driven by Cobble and requested additional units respond.

Cobble then drove thru the yard of a residence in the 7100 block of State Route 708. He went around the residence and eventually into a bean field. The Officer stayed on the roadway as the vehicle continued to drive thru the bean field. Eventually, Cobble exited the bean field and stopped on World Class Drive, and then ran on foot.

A witness called 911 and stated they saw Cobble running southbound on State Route 235 from World Class Drive.

Deputies from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office located Cobble a short time later running along State Route 235. He was taken into custody without incident. He said he did not pull over due to not having a valid driver’s license and he had marijuana.

The Officer who initiated the pursuit met with the vehicle that stopped initially and the driver of that vehicle stated he was following Cobble back to Dayton after Cobble just purchased a vehicle in Russells Point.

Shawn Cobble was transported to the Logan County Jail and charged with felony failure to comply, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, criminal trespass, criminal damaging, and driving without a license.

The Logan County Sheriff’s Office, Russells Point Police Department, and Ohio Department of Natural Resources assisted at the scene.