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Lancaster Sheriff Injured in Stolen Vehicle Chase with Wanted Man


LANCASTER – Three people were taken to the hosptial this morning, one a Lancaster Sheriff Deputy after a stolen vehicle chase ended up crashing head on with the cruiser.

Sheriff have been searching for a wanted suspect since last week that officers found through a tip that he would be in Lancaster.  According to police they were waiting for Tyler Sunday at Martens Park in Lancaster for the suspect to show up.

When Sunday showed up around 9:30 am, he noticed the deputies and fled in the opposite way and police gave chase. Police chased the suspect throughout downtown Lancaster and out 22 East, then when he left the city he headed south on Quarry Road to Duffy Road West where Deputy John Williamson was. In a attempt to stop the fleeing vehicle the two cars collided head-on.

Sunday, a passenger, and the Deputy were all transported to Fairfield medical with various injuries.

This wasn’t the first time that Sunday had fled police, On August 23rd, when Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted to apprehend Sunday, who fled in a black Nissan striking a parked vehicle and almost striking a Fairfield County deputy, and on August 26th, Lancaster Police officers attempted to apprehend Sunday, and when confronted, he fled in the same vehicle striking a Lancaster Police cruiser and almost hitting an officer with the Lancaster Police Department.

Sunday was wanted by several agencies, including Fairfield, Lancaster and Hocking Counties for various warrants.