Two vehicles that were stolen Thursday morning have been recovered, but not without damage, according to the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office. Both vehicles were stolen from the Insurance Auto Auctions lot located on SR 259 New Philadelphia.
Officials say two vehicles – a Dodge Charger and a Chevy Camaro – were stolen from the lot and a high-speed pursuit ensued once they were located near McCauley Dr in Uhrichsville.
According to Tuscarawas County Captain Adam Fisher, employees were opening up the storage yard when the two vehicles fled out of the gate.
The Dodge Charger traveled off the roadway (US 36) between Gnadenhutten and Port Washington and hit a utility pole before coming to a rest. More than 1,000 AEP customers lost power due to the crash. Lamine Mohamed Conde, 28, of Columbus was identified as the driver of the vehicle and was transported to the Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital in Canton with with injuries.
Felony Auto theft and fleeing and eluding are expected charges against Conde among other charges relating to driving and trespassing.
The Chevy Camaro continued into Coshocton County where the suspect led the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office on a chase. The suspect abandoned the vehicle at a Walmart. It was recovered undamaged.