A vehicle pursuit through three counties has resulted in multiple charges filed against two individuals from Ross County. Pickaway County Sheriff Robert Radcliff issued the following release on Wednesday, May 6th:
According to Sheriff Robert B. Radcliff on May 5, 2020 at around 10:50 PM Deputies Ryan Howard and Seth Thomas attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a 2007 silver Honda CRV on State Route 104 in the area of Dungan Road, in Wayne Township, Pickaway County. The Deputies were southbound when they initially got behind the Honda CRV.
The Honda CRV failed to stop which led to a very lengthy vehicle pursuit that went into Ross County, Vinton County and back into Ross County. During the pursuit the occupant in the CRV fired between 4 and 5 shots from a handgun at Deputies that were pursuing them.
Sgt. Kyle Eveland and Deputies from the Ross County Sheriff’s Office also got involved in the pursuit. Deputies from Ross County were able to lay out stop sticks, which ended the pursuit after they crashed into a fence. The driver who was identified as Nancy A. Caudill 50-year-old female of Kingston, Ohio fled on foot and was apprehended after a foot pursuit that went into a field. The passenger Shane A. Stepp 30-year-old out of Londonderry, Ohio was taken into custody immediately.
(Nancy A. Caudill, 50, of Kingston, Ohio)
(Shane A. Stepp, 30, Londonderry, Ohio)
Throughout this investigation Deputies seized heroin, cocaine, over 100 Schedule II pills, $274 cash, a laptop, 2 cell phones, various pieces of drug paraphernalia and spent casings from a handgun.
Both Caudill and Stepp were checked out at Adena Medical Center and released before being transported to the Pickaway County Jail. Nancy Caudill was charged with Possession of Cocaine, Trafficking in Schedule II pills, Possession of Schedule II pills, Possession of Heroin, Obstruction of Official Business, Resisting Arrest, Failure to Comply with the signal of a Police Officer and Tampering with evidence. Shane Stepp was charged with Felonious Assault, Tampering with evidence, Possession of Schedule II drugs, Possession of Schedule II drugs and Obstructing official business.
Sheriff Radcliff would like the thank the Ross County Sheriff’s Office and the US 23 Major Crimes Task Force for their assistance last night and throughout this investigation.
The case remains under investigation by the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office and the US 23 Major Crimes Task Force.