A Minerva man is facing charges after leading deputies on a chase that spanned two counties on Monday night.
Around 7:30, a Marshall County sheriff’s deputy made a routine stop on a car with no license plate.
“Throughout the course of the stop, one thing lead to another, they became suspicious and it did turn out the vehicle was stolen,” Chief Deputy Bill Helms said.
Two more deputies showed up to the scene as backup, which Helms says is normal protocol.
The driver, Matthew Snyder, was asked to shut the vehicle off. When he did not, an officer reached into the window to do it himself.
“He took off, bumped into the deputies with the car, causing some minor injuries,” Helms said.
Snyder led the deputies down Route 2 south, eventually crossing into Ohio via the Moundsville bridge.
At that point, Ohio State Highway Patrol joined the chase.
“It ended up, Ohio patrol did a pit maneuver and essentially used their vehicle to stop the vehicle he was driving,” Helms said.
Police used a taser on Snyder before arresting him. He was taken to Wheeling Hospital to have injuries treated.
But early Tuesday morning, Snyder left the hospital and fled again, this time on foot. He was arrested by the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office around 9 a.m.
He’s now facing numerous felony charges in a few different areas.
“I think you’ll have charges throughout the area,” Helms said. “But we have him with three counts of unlawful assault on officers, fleeing, and grand larceny.”
According to Helms, Snyder already had an extensive criminal history.