A guy accused of breaking into a church in Butler County has been charged after fleeing Preble County deputies.
A guy accused of breaking into a church in Butler County has been charged after fleeing Preble County deputies.

Suspect Charged After Church Break-In Leads to High-Speed Pursuit


A man accused of breaking into a church in Butler County has been formally charged after evading Preble County deputies in a pursuit last week.

After a Madison Township church reported a break-in, Preble County Sheriff’s deputies were notified and informed that a witness was trailing the suspects, Sheriff Mike Simpson revealed.

Pursuit Unfolds:

Deputies tracked the suspect’s vehicle into Preble County, locating it in Camden. Upon attempting to halt the vehicle, the driver accelerated north on U.S. 127 towards Eaton. Despite deploying a tire deflation device, the vehicle continued until stopping on North Barron Street.

Apprehension Efforts:

The driver tried to flee on foot but was apprehended by a sheriff’s deputy K9 unit despite refusing commands to halt. The suspect, Douglas K. Vanderpool, 29, of Trotwood, sustained minor injuries and was transported to Kettering Preble ER by medics.

Formal Charges:

Vanderpool faces multiple felony charges in Eaton Municipal Court, including Failure to Comply with Law Enforcement Orders, Vandalism, Receiving Stolen Property, and Resisting Arrest, as stated by Sheriff Simpson. A second passenger was arrested and returned to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

Ongoing Legal Proceedings:

Currently held in Preble County Jail, Vanderpool anticipates further charges in Butler County and had an outstanding warrant in Montgomery County at the time of arrest.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, as well as the Camden and Eaton Police departments, collaborated in the apprehension, highlighting the coordinated efforts of law enforcement agencies.

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