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Police pursuit in Wheeling spills over into Ohio

The suspect, 37-year-old Edward Fyock, was located on the roof of a garage, where he was taken into custody.

A police pursuit in West Virginia spilled over into Belmont County and ended with an arrest on Thursday morning.

Wheeling officers stopped a Moundsville man for a driver’s license suspension and a warrant, but it didn’t stop him from fleeing.

Ohio units were dispatched, including the state highway patrol and Bridgeport police.

Belmont County Sheriff Dave Lucas says the vehicle exited Interstate 70 at the Blaine, U.S. 40 and C.R. 214 interchange, and then continued east on 40 toward the Blaine, Lansing area, at which point the passenger, surrendered.

“They came to an area down there and the driver went to turn around the passenger jumped out and gave up freely," Lucas said.

The driver then fled westbound to the Stop 32 bridge, where he abandoned the car on Farr Street.

Police immediately set up a perimeter, and the suspect, 37-year-old Edward Fyock, was located on the roof of a garage, where he was taken into custody.

Fyock is now in the Belmont County Jail on more than $10,000 bond and a hold from West Virginia.

"This is just another classic case of real-time, good communication from West Virginia, to us, to all of our units here, and the state highway patrol and Bridgeport working closely with us."

Fyock will face charges in Ohio of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and resisting arrest.

"Because coming into our state and violating the laws, you're going to get charged here, too," Lucas said.

Fyock will answer to charges in the Buckeye State before heading back across state lines on W.Va. offenses.

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