UPDATE: Marietta man involved in police pursuit sentenced to prison

MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) -
UPDATE: 08/27/18 4:10 P.M.

A Marietta man arrested after crashing his car during a police chase in Parkersburg has been sentenced to prison.

Jason Dick, was sentenced to one to five years in prison after pleading guilty in Wood County Circuit Court to fleeing with reckless indifference on July 10, a spokesman for the Wood County prosecuting attorney’s office said. He was given credit for 216 days served.

Dick was wanted by Washington County authorities when he was arrested by Parkersburg police after a pursuit in December that ended with him crashing his car near 12th Avenue and Hamilton Street.

A Washington County grand jury indicted Dick in February on felonious assault and abduction charges stemming from an incident in which he allegedly threw tools that seriously injured his girlfriend.

Those charges are still pending, according to the Washington County Common Pleas Court website.


UPDATE: 02/27/18 3:25 P.M.

A Washington County Grand Jury indicted 26 people on felony charges, including a Marietta man who allegedly hurt his girlfriend by throwing tools at her during an argument at their home in December.

Jason Dick was arrested on December 6, 2017 in Parkersburg after he crashed his car during a police chase.

He’s charged with two counts of felonious assault and one count of abduction.

Authorities say he dropped his girlfriend off at Marietta Memorial Hospital but left when hospital officials tried to question him.

The woman had severe head injuries that included broken bones in her face. She told Washington County sheriff’s deputies that she was injured when Dick threw tools at her.

You can see the entire indictment list in the "Feb. 2018 Wash Co. Grand Jury Indictments" .PDF document, in the "Related Documents" section of this story.


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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