Walls & Gross Arrested After Fleeing From Officers


Late Thursday night, Bellefontaine Police Officers were attempting to contact individuals inside a residence on North Detroit Street to conduct a house search.

As they were there, a vehicle pulled up the driveway.

The driver, later identified as Tanner Walls, 23, of East Liberty, and passenger, Megan Gross, 33, were noticed by officers as Gross had an active warrant for her arrest.

Officers followed the vehicle and made a traffic stop on North Main Street.

As they approached the vehicle, they asked Gross to step out of the car.

Walls began to stall the car and fled northbound on North Main Street

Other Officers were called in to assist as the pursuit went onto US 68 reaching speeds higher than 120 MPH.

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office was contacted to set up spike strips.

Walls was able to avoid the spike strips.

Later, a Precision Immobilization Technique was used on the car near State Route 309.

Officers were informed that Gross was complaining of chest pains after being taken into custody.

She was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital.

Officers also took Walls into custody and saw multiple small plastic baggies, commonly used for drug sales in the vehicle.

Walls was transported to the Logan County Jail where he showed extreme signs of drug use.

He was transported by Bellefontaine Medics to Mary Rutan Hospital for medical evaluation.

Walls was eventually released and transported back to the Logan County Jail and charged with fleeing and eluding.

Officers later met with a Hardin County Deputy at the county line to take Gross into custody.

She was transported to the Logan County Jail and charged with possession of cocaine, trafficking in cocaine, and aggravated possession of drugs.

The pursuit went 25 miles from Bellefontaine to west of Kenton.