The man who stole multiple vehicles, including a police car, has been indicted by the Lawrence County Grand Jury.
On March 24, the grand jury returned 35 indictments including one with multiple counts for 23-year-old Bryce M. Hogan, of Ironton.
The case stems from Feb. 19 and 20 and went from Hanging Rock to his capture after a car and foot chase in Ironton by police.
On Feb, 19, the police were looking for Hogan about a vehicle stolen from Ashland, Ky.
A Hanging Rock Police officer spotted the vehicle and Hogan on the side of U.S. 52. When the officer approached the SUV, Hogan sped off and led the Hanging Rock Police and Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers on a chase that hit speeds of 100 mph. Hogan jumped out of the SUV on Campbell Drive and ran into the woods.
When Hogan ran back to the road, a trooper caught him, handcuffed him and he was put in the caged back seat of a Hanging Rock Police car. Hogan somehow put his handcuffed arms past his legs and then crawled through the cage and into the front seat and took off in the police car.
Hogan then carjacked a Chrysler 200 and took off again. An all-points bulletin was put out for Hogan who wasn’t spotted until later in Ironton.
Just before midnight on Feb. 20, Ironton Police officers made a traffic stop on a yellow 2002 Chevy Monte Carlo.
The driver was taken from the car and arrested on a warrant. Hogan was in the back seat of the car, hiding under a bunch of trash.
As officers were dealing with the driver, Hogan moved from the back seat into the driver’s seat and took off.
There was a short vehicle pursuit and Hogan wrecked the Monte