July 28, 2014

Medina
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Chase speeds exceed 100 mph

MEDINA — Three police agencies assisted Medina County sheriff’s deputies in a Thursday night car chase at speeds of more than 100 mph on Interstate 71.

A deputy pulled over Jason E. Tyndall, 37, of Massillon, near on I-71 at about 9:15 p.m., according to a sheriff’s report.

Tyndall was stopped because a license plate check showed his driver’s license was suspended.

When the deputy approached Tyndall in his Jeep and began talking to him, he noticed a black revolver speed loader and pistol grip on the front seat next to Tyndall, the report said. When asked whether Tyndall had a gun, he said “yes” and put his car into drive and sped away, according to the report.

Deputies followed the northbound vehicle for 22 miles at speeds between 95 and 110 mph. They were joined by units from Montville Township, Medina Township, Brunswick and the Ohio Highway Patrol.

Tyndall finally was stopped just over the county line by spike strips put down by the Strongsville Police Department.

Tyndall was arrested and told officers he fled because he was scared. He also said he did not have any firearms in the Jeep. According to the report, officers recovered a pistol grip and seven cartridges for a .38 special revolver.

Tyndall was charged with fleeing, a fourth-degree felony, and taken to the Medina County Jail.

The sheriff’s office said it would forward its report to the county prosecutor’s office, which may seek other charges.

Contact reporter Loren Genson at (330) 721-4063 or lgenson@medina-gazette.com.