High-speed chase leads to arrest in Brookside stabbing incident

Belmont County

BELMONT COUNTY, OHIO (WTRF) — Officials from the Belmont County Sheriff’s office held a news conference this afternoon concerning the arrest of a man suspected in a stabbing in Brookside earlier in the week.

***Police investigating a stabbing in Belmont County***

Joshua Shane Snider, 46, was arrested Thursday following a high speed chase on SR 250 in Belmont County.

Authorities obtained a warrant for Snider for felonious assault and later received a tip about his location.

Chief Deputy James Zusack said speeds in the pursuit reached 65 mph.

The chase ended when Snider reportedly attempted to turn left onto Old Cadiz Road but missed the turn and went over an embankment, crashing into a cemetery.

Zusack said Snider allegedly struck and damaged 10 headstones at the cemetery.

Zusack said that Snider was arrested on the following charges:

  • Felonious assault
  • Failure to comply with the order of a police officer
  • Vandalism
  • Possession of drug abuse instruments
  • Resisting arrest
  • Driving under the influence

A passenger in the vehicle, Derek Vargo, was arrested for possession of drugs.

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