UHRICHSVILLE — A man wanted on a warrant for aggravated robbery in connection with a robbery and shooting last Wednesday in Oxford Township was taken into custody Monday in Uhrichsville after a high-speed chase.
Lucian A. Lambes, 22, is being held in the Tuscarawas County jail, awaiting his initial appearance in court.
On Monday afternoon, the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office received a call that Lambes had just left a residence on Packer Street in Uhrichsville driving a 2007 Ford Taurus. Police units began patrolling the area looking for him.
Deputy Matthew Stein spotted the Ford Taurus while he was on patrol on N. Water Street Extension in Uhrichsville. The northbound Taurus made a hard left turn onto Indian Hill Road, failing to yield to southbound traffic, according to Stein’s report.
Stein pursued the Taurus on Indian Hill Road past Claymont High School. During that time, the Taurus passed three cars in a no-passing zone. The pursuit continued at more than 80 mph.
The Taurus then turned east onto U.S. Route 36 from Indian Hill Road. It avoided spike strips placed on the road by other law enforcement units and exited the highway at Trenton Avenue. Trenton Avenue was down to one lane of traffic at the time because of road construction.
Stein said the Taurus struck a truck on Trenton Avenue and continued into Uhrichsville, turning right onto McConnell Street. The deputy lost sight of the car but later located it at the end of McConnell Street. Residents then informed him that Lambes had run across a creek toward the Claymont Village Apartments.
Uhrichsville police officers and other deputies were in the area, and Lambes was quickly taken into custody.
The robbery and shooting last Wednesday resulted from an apparent drug deal on Liberty Road southeast of Newcomerstown. During the robbery, a 17-year-old boy was shot in his finger and his leg, but his injuries are not considered life-threatening.
On Saturday, Lisa Freetage, of West Lafayette, was arrested in Stark County by the Ohio Highway Patrol in connection with the incident. She was interviewed and incarcerated in the Tuscarawas County jail. She was charged Monday with complicity to commit aggravated robbery.
Another suspect in the robbery, Douglas M. Casteel, 29, of West Lafayette, is still being sought.
Anyone with further information is asked to call the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s office at 330-339-2000 and ask to speak with Det. Adam Fisher or Det. Lt. Jeff Moore.