Ross Grand Jury: Running with a Stolen Gun, Stealing a Truck and Child

The Ross County Grand Jury returned 23 of their 24 cases Friday, with nine open.

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In one, the lesson is: Don't try to sell stolen guns in a drug rehab clinic.

According to the Ross County Prosecutor's Office, on January 14th, a phone call was made from the lobby of Chillicothe Treatment Services in Central Center, reporting a man was talking about selling guns and may have one on him.

A responding police officer asked 28-year-old Daniel L. Tansey to step outside, when he took off running. During the foot chase, the officer saw him pull a handgun out of his waistband and look behind him, but before the officer shot him, the suspect tossed the gun and disappeared. He was later found under a car, and the gun was recovered from the snow.

The firearm had been stolen in a Grove City burglary last March. Chillicothe resident Tansey also had a previous conviction for a Fairfield County burglary.

For indictments for receiving stolen property, carrying a concealed weapon, and having a weapon under disability, Tansey could get up to 6 1/2 years and $15,000 in fines.

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In another, if you steal a vehicle - avoid ones with a child inside.

According to the Ross County Prosecutor's Office, on January 14th, a Sherri f's deputy responded to a call from the Bourneville Valero gas station about a woman pestering customers for a ride into Chillicothe.

Just as the deputy arrived, he witnessed the woman get into an unattended Ford F-150 pickup and leave quickly. The owner said his grandson was inside.

After ignoring the pursuing officer but driving the speed limit, 48-year-old Kristyn E. Tucker of Waverly was captured when the truck was stopped by spike strips on US 50 near Veterans Parkway because of concerns for the child.

For indictments for abduction, failure to comply, and grand theft auto, she could get up to 6 1/2 years and $15,000 in fines.

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