A couple suspected of a home invasion near Waugh Road in Ross County has been captured in Kettering, Ohio.
Just prior to 4pm, Friday, a passerby noticed that something wasn't right at a residence on State Route 138, in the area of Waugh Road, in Ross County. She reportedly saw a strange car in a driveway and noticed the garage door was open, so she went to the neighbor's house for help.
The neighbor, Ken Crago, seeing she was upset said he got in his truck and followed her back to the house to investigate.
Crago said he noticed an older model gold Cadillac parked in the driveway as he approached the home. Before he could park his truck, he said a woman inside the vehicle slid over to the drivers seat, put the car in gear, and drove through the yard and onto the road.
He was able to park his truck and get out but found himself face to face with a man who had come around the side of the house. The man was reportedly pointing a handgun at him. Pulling his own gun from his truck and pointing it at the man, Crago said the man was startled and started making his way very quickly toward the gold Cadillac, which was now out on the road.
As Crago jumped back into his pickup and backed out onto the road, the man caught up with the Cadillac and jumped inside. Crago said both vehicles sped off on St. Rt. 138 headed west toward Greenfield.
According to Crago, the man emerged from the car and point the handgun at him; he watched him fire a shot at his truck as he was following the car.
"Things happen so fast that you really don't realize what is going on. I just tried to weave back and forth so he couldn't get a lock on me," Crago said. "He shot at me twice as we were driving. [The passerby] (name withheld) was right behind me the whole time. Neither one of us were hit by the bullets. We were very lucky today."
Crago said he lost site of the car as it passed Blain Lane headed west on 138 near the village of Greenfield. He stated he could not keep up with it, so he drove into Greenfield and filed a report with the Greenfield Police Department.
It is unclear whether the car ever entered the Village of Greenfield.
What is clear, however, is that after a message was sent out to law enforcement agencies in surrounding counties and descriptions of the car and suspects were included, the suspects were spotted and arrested in Kettering, Ohio.
A call to the Kettering Police Department turned up no names of the suspects, Friday. Those names, according to the dispatcher, will likely be released on Monday morning. She stated that there is an ongoing investigation, and she could not give out any further information.
Crago confirmed that the police department called his house late Friday and informed him that they had captured the suspects in Kettering. Reportedly, several firearms and jewelry was recovered from the vehicle.
When asked his thoughts on looking down the barrel of a gun and the chaos of the day, Crago stated, "Your adrenaline starts flowing and you don't realize the danger until it's over. They you wonder, 'Did I do this or that right?' I look after things around here. You know your neighborhood and what is supposed to be where. I'm just glad that nobody got hurt, today."
The Ross County Sheriff's Department is investigating the incident.