Woman Faces Multiple Charges Following Police Pursuit and Crash in Hamilton


Hamilton, OHIO- A woman has been charged in connection with a police pursuit that culminated in a crash near the Butler County Courthouse in Hamilton on Thursday.

The incident unfolded on High Street and commenced around 4:30 p.m. when deputies, aiding Indiana officers in pursuing a stolen vehicle, were involved, as per the Butler County Sheriff's Office.

The suspect, identified as 37-year-old Mary Murray, evaded deputies in Union County and proceeded into Ohio, reaching speeds of approximately 80 miles per hour at certain points, reported the sheriff's office.

Deputies strategically deployed stop sticks before Murray entered Hamilton.

The pursuit concluded when Murray collided with two other vehicles and forcefully struck a Butler County Sheriff’s cruiser.

Sheriff Richard Jones stated that after Murray failed to comply with commands, she was extracted from the vehicle and taken into custody.

Jones further revealed that multiple deputies sustained injuries during the incident, necessitating treatment either at the scene or at a medical facility.

Murray herself suffered injuries from the crash and was subsequently transported to the hospital, where she currently remains.

She is now facing charges including felonious assault, failure to comply with an order or signal from a police officer, and resisting arrest. Additionally, Jones confirmed that she will also be subject to charges in Indiana.