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Pickaway County – Suspect Arrested Following Serious Traffic Accident


Circleville, OH – On May 7, 2023, at approximately 12:30 p.m., deputies responded to a head-on traffic collision in the area of SR 56E, near the intersection of Old Tarlton Pike in Circleville, Pickaway County. Upon arrival, deputies observed two vehicles with severe front-end damage.

The first vehicle’s driver was found awake and responsive. The other vehicle, a heavily damaged Honda, contained a more critically injured driver later identified as Cheyenne Clyne. Initial assessments by the deputy on the scene indicated that Ms. Clyne was severely impaired, displaying delayed and slurred speech, red bloodshot eyes, and dilated pupils.

A passerby who claimed to know Ms. Clyne from high school, was standing near the vehicle. According to him, Ms. Clyne attempted to hand him a baggie of unknown substance before the deputy’s arrival. When he refused and she heard the approaching sirens, she allegedly discarded the baggie out the window.

Fire and EMS personnel from Circleville arrived and began extricating Ms. Clyne from the vehicle. During this time, Captain Cavanaugh from the fire department was informed by Mr. Dille about the discarded baggie. The deputy retrieved the baggie, which contained a white rolled-up piece of paper, and found silver foil with burnt residue used for smoking narcotics nearby.

Ms. Clyne was initially transported to Berger ER and subsequently airlifted to Kettering, Ohio, due to her injuries. While at Berger ER, the deputy obtained consent from Ms. Clyne to draw her blood for testing. Ms. Clyne admitted to being under the influence of fentanyl and disclosed that she had recently relapsed.

All evidence was secured and sent to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) for testing. During that time while Clyne was recovering she was given a court date and eventually indicted for her crimes. An indictment and summons went unanswered after the address that was given she did not live there, eventually a warrant for her arrest was issued. She was arrested on her warrant on July 3, 2024, and now will face her crimes in court

Ms. Clyne faces charges, including two counts of possession of a fentanyl-related compound and two counts of tampering with evidence. She also has been charged with a probation violation.