Driver Arrested Following Pursuit
ST. MARYS — Officers from the St. Marys Police Department assisted in the arrest of an Alabama man Monday night.
St. Marys Police Chief Mark Ernst said three units from the department were involved in the pursuit, which ended at the Ohio 29/U.S. 33 interchange at 6:44 p.m. Monday night. Ernst said the driver of the vehicle failed to stop for officers in Celina and fled. The driver stopped at the interchange and was arrested without incident.
According to a news release issued by the Celina Police Department, officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver, David. A. Gullatte, 47, of Decatur, Ala., fled. Celina police officers were acting on a complaint of a suspicious vehicle before attempting the traffic stop. When Gullatte was arrested, officers allegedly found cash, drug paraphernalia and what appeared to be heroin inside the vehicle.
Gullatte was taken to the Mercer County Jail and ordered held on a $500,00 bond. The incident remains under investigation.