By News Staff Reporters

MOUNT VERNON — A Plain City man was arrested Wednesday after a high-speed chase that started in Delaware County.

Tanner D. Nicholson, 18, was clocked by Delaware County Sheriff’s Office going 114 miles per hour while on a motorcycle. DCSO followed Nicholson for eight miles while in Delaware County. Nicholson then headed north on Ohio 3/U.S. 36 into Centerburg.

According to Capt. Jay Sheffer, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Brandon Minot picked up on Nicholson in the village and followed him into Mount Vernon, where Sgt. Al Dexter was able to make apprehension on Harcourt Road. Nicholson admitted to traveling at speeds of 70 miles per hour, Sheffer said.

Nicholson is being held in the Delaware County Jail on a third-degree felony charge of failure to comply after law enforcement tried to pull him over. Additional misdemeanor charges such as speeding have also been filed, according to Tracy Whited, public information officer for DCSO.

Nicholson’s motorcycle is currently being held at the Knox County Sheriff’s impound lot and will be released to DCSO.



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