Grand jury indicts suspect in Sandusky high-speed chase

A man who led police on a high-speed, early morning chase faces felony charges after an Erie County grand jury session last week.
Jessica Cuffman
Jan 8, 2013


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.



Looks like dude got sidewalk rash. That's what happens when you try to run, dude. Don't look so mad. You did it to yourself, man.

Don't ever freaking do it again! Next time, stop! That's what the little red flashing lights on top of that car mean. LOL