Levi J. Fields

Two Bryan residents have been arrested in out-of-town pursuits in the past couple days.

Thomas J. Wilson, of Bryan, was arrested in Stryker early Wednesday morning after leading police in a 10-block chase through yards and alleys (see full story in Thursday’s edition). Levi J. Fields, 22, of Bryan, was arrested Thursday afternoon in Hicksville after a similar incident.

Hicksville Police Chief Mark Denning reported that at 4:54 p.m. Thursday, one of his officers observed a Ford pickup truck with no bed commit a traffic violation on High Street at Antwerp Drive. When the vehicle turned off High Street into an alley beside St. Michael’s Catholic Church, the officer pulled into the church’s parking lot to observe.

“The truck quickly turned around and continued down the same alley at a high rate of speed,” Denning said.

When the officer activated his cruiser’s lights to initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle continued west on High Street. And when the officer activated his siren, the vehicle pulled into a private drive in the 300 block of West High Street. Then it cut across the backyard to another driveway and sped back to the church parking lot.

“The driver finally pulled over on Antwerp Drive at the south edge of the village limits,” Denning said. “The driver (identified as Fields) was taken into custody without incident.”

Fields was arrested and charged with felony failure to comply, criminal damaging, driving without insurance, littering and use of fictitious plates. He was taken to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio.

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