Fayette man hospitalized after stealing a car 2012.07.25

Written by David Green.

A young Fayette man was hospitalized July 17 after he crashed the stolen vehicle he was driving.

Jobe Gonzales-Reynolds, 20, of Fayette was pursued by a Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy after the deputy passed the stolen car on his way to investigating the incident. The 2002 Pontiac was reported stolen from the trailer park on the east side of Fayette at 8:44 p.m.

The deputy turned to pursue Gonzales-Reynolds and soon other deputies and the Archbold police were involved in the chase.

Gonzales-Reynolds hit several tire deflation stop sticks placed by police before crashing into Hit Trophy north of Archbold.

Gonzales-Reynolds was transported to the Fulton County Health Center for treatment before charges were issued by the Sheriff’s Department.

He was initially charged with stealing his neighbor’s vehicle, but other charges are expected following the 33-mile chase.

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