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Shots fired at car in alleged Ohio court escape


BELLAIRE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say they shot the tires of a car to stop a man trying to escape from an eastern Ohio courthouse. No serious injuries were reported.

A Belmont County sheriff’s detective says the man and the car’s driver were arrested Thursday. Their names weren’t immediately available.

Detective Sgt. Ryan Allar says the man fled to a car outside a Belmont County courthouse after a judge had ordered the man arrested.

Allar says he and other deputies chased the man and Allar tried to get him out of the car. He says he was struggling with the man and the female driver when another deputy shot the tires as the driver tried to speed away.

Allar says the man jumped from the car but was quickly apprehended.

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