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ICYMI: Circleville OH- Columbus Man Robs Woman in Front of Police Station Then Fled From Officers


Circleville OH- Earlier today, Wednesday July 7, 2021, personnel assigned to Circleville Safety Forces Communication Center observed a physical altercation involving a robbery in front of the building via our surveillance camera system. The communications center immediately relayed the information to officers on station who ran outside and located the victim who stated a male individual walked up to her and ripped her gold chain from her neck and took off running. Officers pursued the suspect on foot to the rear of the Circleville Eagles, where he got into his vehicle and fled at a high rate of speed towards US23 on Main St.

The Circleville Safety Forces Communications Center relayed the suspect vehicle information and direction of travel to patrol units who were able to locate the suspect vehicle traveling northbound on US 23 at speeds exceeding 100mph. Patrol units were able to get the suspect vehicle stopped on US 23 in the area of Fletchers Towing. The suspect was identified as 36 year-old John Stanly of Columbus. John was arrested and charged with Felony 2 Robbery, Felony 4 Failure to Comply, and Misdemeanor 1 Assault. He was transported to the Pickaway County Jail without incident.