UPDATE: Suspect identified after high-speed chase from Martins Ferry ends in Steubenville
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio —
One man is in custody after a police chase ended along Braybarton Boulevard in Steubenville just after 2 p.m. on Thursday.
According to Martins Ferry Police officers, the ordeal began with the driver calling his ex-wife via video chat and threatening to come raid her home.
The police responded to her house as a precaution.
When he arrived, he saw police and sped off in his vehicle -- a white Cadillac Escalade.
The chase began in Martins Ferry, gained plenty of steam on Ohio 7 northbound, winded through many areas of Steubenville, and ended along Braybarton, which is just off Sunset Boulevard. The suspect was ultimately captured on foot.
The chaotic scene lasted more than 20 miles.
Along the way, there was damage done to a Martins Ferry cruiser and a passenger car.
The passenger is not in custody, and the driver -- Maurice Heinz -- is in the hospital being treated for an injury.
He will later be transported to the Belmont County Jail and held on a slew of charges, as well as prior warrants.
Ohio State Highway Patrol, Martins Ferry Police, Cross Creek Police Department, Steubenville Police Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and Bridgeport Police were all involved.