Findlay man arrested after slow speed chase, foot pursuit

A slow speed chase involving a vehicle with a flat tire and a Hancock County deputy led to a drug possession arrest on Thursday night.

Marcus A. Paris was taken into custody for several charges related to resisting arrest and possession of drugs after the vehicle chase and subsequent foot pursuit. Police believe he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

The deputy attempted to stop Paris on West Sandusky Street after noticing the vehicle had no tail lights and a flat tire. The car continued down several streets running stop signs at top speeds of 35 mph.

Stop sticks were deployed on SR 12 just west of Montana Avenue. Although the remaining three tires deflated, the pursuit continued at 20 mph.

Around 11 p.m., the deputies boxed the vehicle on Harrison Street and the subject then fled on foot. The suspect refused to comply and was eventually tased in the backyard of a residence on Jessica Drive.

Paris was arrested for possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia, fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest, driving under suspension and several traffic violations.