Three arrested with a stolen SUV, thousands in cash, and a trunk full of guns following a high speed chase in Delaware County.
Sheriff Harlan Moore says on Thursday, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kimber Vaughn, Brenden Dempsey, and Zachery Hudson for felony charges of Endangering Others While Attempting to Elude Police, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, and 7 charges of Possession of a Firearm After Felony Conviction.
Sergeant Mike Bouziden spotted the stolen SUV on Highway 10 just after Midnight on Thursday. Sgt. Bouziden pulled the vehicle over, and then the suspects fled, leading deputies on a high-speed pursuit with speeds in excess of 100mph. The pursuit led into Ottawa County until they crashed into a fence and fled the scene on foot.
Once stopped, law enforcement found 7 stolen guns, and an arsenal of ammunition in the back of the vehicle. The District 13 Drug and Violent Crime Task Force was activated and the Miami Police Department deployed a drone with a heat sensing camera mounted to it. Vaughn was captured immediately after she was spotted hiding in the field about 400 yards from the crash site. Dempsey and Hudson weren’t located until later in the morning when Ottawa County Deputies and Wyandotte Nation Police were called back to the area for numerous attempted burglaries. Dempsey and Hudson were taken into custody and treated at a local hospital for complaints of onset Hypothermia.
Further investigation revealed that Dempsey and Vaughn had over $4,000 in cash. Investigators later learned the guns and cash were stolen during a burglary which occurred 2 days prior, where over $11,000 cash was stolen.
Dempsey, Vaughn, and Hudson all remain in jail on a $40,000 bond each.