PIKE – Sheriff and Police are searching for a man who eluded police with a shotgun, wrecked a car and caused a uproar in the community. The man is also been in trouble with the law before.
SHERIFF JAMES E. NELSON reports that on Thursday June 18th a male subject fled from Chief Deputy Barbee during a traffic stop near 1464 Ganderhook Road. When Barbee approached the vehicle he could see the male was in possession of a shotgun. The male then sped away, driving over a concrete retaining wall doing heavy damage to the vehicle. The driver then fled the vehicle on foot in possession of the shotgun. Other units were then dispatched to the scene as it was unclear if the subject had went into the woods or into the residence. Deputies and officers from Piketon Police Department held the scene until a search warrant was obtained and the residence was cleared by the Chillicothe Police Special Response Team. The male, identified as Nathan Nelson, age 23, was not located in the residence. Nelson was found to have an extensive criminal history including assault on a police officer and having weapons under disability. Warrants will be issued for Nelson’s arrest.
SHERIFF NELSON also reports that during the response to the scene on Ganderhook Road, a deputy was involved in a traffic crash on St. Rt. 220 at Zahn’s Corner. Both the deputy and the driver of another vehicle received minor injuries in the crash.