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Ohio man being held on $250K bond after stealing car with baby inside, leading troopers on chase

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An Arcadia man is being held in jail on a $250,000 bond on charges of kidnapping, grand theft of a motor vehicle, child endangerment, felony fleeing and eluding, and two counts of assault on a police officer.

On Saturday night, cops were called to a house in Findlay on a report of a stolen car with a young child inside.

According to 13abc, the father left the baby in the truck while picking up another child. The suspect, 29-year-old Joshua Gilliland, is accused of jumping into the vehicle and taking off.

“I didn’t want to wake her up,” the father told 13abc. “I know better for next time now. You never think it’s going to happen that quick, but it really does.”

State troopers found Gilliland on I-75 near Bowling Green.

Gilliland led police on a chase, and even rammed into a patrol car.

Joshua Gilliland, 29, of Arcadia

After troopers used stop sticks, officers were able to stop the car in the 300 block of Byrne Road, north of Hill Avenue in Toledo. Gilliland tried to flee again, this time on foot.

He was soon caught and taken into custody by state patrol on charges of kidnapping and theft of a motor vehicle.

Police say the baby was not injured in the incident and was returned to her parents at the scene.


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