UPDATE: Marietta man wanted in assault captured after police chase in Parkersburg

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MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - UPDATE: 12/06/2017, 3:20 P.M.

Parkersburg Police arrested Jason Anthony Dick, of Marietta, after a pursuit Wednesday in Parkersburg.

He was wanted on a felonious assault charge for allegedly throwing tools at his girlfriend on Saturday during an argument at her Marietta home.

Police say the victim was initially dropped off at Marietta Memorial Hospital and was then flown to Grant Medical Center in Columbus, for treatment of severe injuries to her head and broken bones in her face.

Parkersburg Police Chief Joe Martin explains how Wednesday's chase started and ended:

"A number of our uniformed officers tried to stop the vehicle near 12th Avenue and Hamilton Street. A pursuit began after that; he ended up crashing in the 2100 block of 12th Avenue. A short foot pursuit began after that. He was taken into custody without incident."

In addition to the charges he's facing in Washington County, Dick is charged with fleeing, with reckless disregard and reckless indifference.

This follows another pursuit in Parkersburg on Tuesday, where Parkersburg Police chased a man who drove the wrong way on U.S. Route 50, nearly striking several vehicles head-on before crashing near the Staunton Avenue exit.

Chief Martin says one Parkersburg Police vehicle had minor damage from that pursuit.

ORIGINAL STORY: 12/04/2017, 12:34 P.M.

Authorities are looking for a Marietta man wanted for felonious-assault after he allegedly injured his girlfriend by throwing tools at her.

Because of the severity of her injuries, the victim was flown to Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says on Saturday evening, Jason Anthony Dick of Marietta brought his girlfriend into Marietta Memorial Hospital with severe injuries to her head and broken bones in her face.

When medical staff there tried to question Jason, he told them he was going outside to call the victim's family to tell them where she was, and he left the hospital.

Dick never returned to the hospital, and neither the victim nor any of her relatives had any contact with Dick up to the point that Washington County Sheriff's Office detectives arrived on Sunday to question the victim.

The victim told detectives that she and Dick began arguing Saturday evening.

During the argument, she told deputies that Dick threw two different tools at her head and face, causing her injuries.

An warrant was issued through Marietta Municipal Court for Dick's arrest on a felonious-assault charge.

A protection order for the victim was also requested.

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