The pilot continued to monitor the pursuit and relayed the vehicle to pursuing units from the Lebanon and Hamilton OSHP posts and the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.
The Chevrolet Malibu came to a stop in the area of US 42 and state Route 62 in the city of Lebanon, where one of the minor children exited the vehicle. A Warren County Sheriff’s deputy stopped and secured the child. The second child was let out in the city of Mason and was secured by a Mason police officer.
Finklea was involved in a two-vehicle crash on Tylersville Road at Dudley Drive in West Chester Twp. He exited the stolen vehicle, and officials said he carjacked a 2008 Ford Edge driven by a 16-year-old from Franklin. He fled the scene in the Ford Edge and traveled north on I-75. Due to traffic conditions and the speed of the pursuit, officers stopped pursuing Finkelea. The stolen vehicle was eventually was located in a Dayton neighborhood by the Dayton Police Department.
The pursuit, crash, carjackings and kidnapping are all under investigation by the Lebanon and Wilmington OSHP Investigative Services. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Monroe Police Department, Lebanon Police Department, Mason Police Department, West Chester Police Department, Springboro Police Department and Dayton Police Department are assisting in the investigation.
Finklea had not been taken into custody Sunday.