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Grand jury indicts suspect in Sandusky high-speed chase

Jessica Cuffman • Aug 27, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Juan Recio Jr., 37, 400 block Pearl St., is charged with two counts driving under the influence, resisting arrest, failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, obstructing official business and assault.

When police tried to stop Recio’s vehicle near the intersection of Camp and Filmore streets at about 4 a.m. Sept. 21, Recio took off.

The chase reportedly hit speeds of 80 mph as officers pursued Recio through the city. During the chase, police say Recio ran two stop signs and a red light before stopping at the intersection of Milan Road and McKelvey Street.

There Recio bailed, leading officers on a foot chase until they caught up with him on Franklin Street.

The grand jury also indicted Jonteal Cherry, 18, 2000 block Foxborough Circle, with a single charge of felonious assault.

Cherry is accused of stabbing a 17-year-old boy Nov. 22 on the 200 block of Reese Street.

An indictment is a formal charge and does not denote guilt or innocence.

For a full list of indictments handed down by the Erie County grand jury, pick up a copy of Tuesday's Register.

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