Hannah Warren: Ohio carjacker, 25, charged for stealing car as driver was being arrested by cops
The Athens County Prosecutor's office claimed that Warren allegedly approached a halted vehicle as cops were conducting a search warrant on the driver
ATHENS, OHIO: Hannah Warren, a Nelsonville resident, has been charged with seven felonies for allegedly leading police on a 30-minute high-speed chase. Warren, 25, is accused of stealing a 2017 Nissan SUV on October 29 while police in Buchtel, Ohio, were conducting a traffic stop on the vehicle.
The Athens County Prosecutor's office claimed that Warren allegedly approached the halted vehicle as officers were conducting a search warrant on the driver. Warren hopped into the Nissan and "sped off" as the officer transferred the driver to his squad car. After a 30-minute police chase, Warren struck one of the squad cars, which eventually caused her to stop. Warren tried to run away on foot but was tased and arrested.
Warren admitted to having drugs in her backpack to police, who then found drugs and syringes, one of which contained methamphetamine, according to police reports. A grand jury indicted Warren on seven felonies on Monday, October 31.
The seven charges include two counts of felonious assault in the first and second degrees, two counts of disobeying a police officer's order or signal in the third and fourth degree, vandalism in the fourth degree, receiving stolen property in the fourth degree, and grand theft of a vehicle in the fourth degree. Warren's trial is scheduled to begin on November 7 at 10 am in the Athens County Common Pleas Court.
A similar car theft incident has been reported in Baltimore, where a father is worried about his teenage son, who has developed a serious habit of auto theft. Santiago Garcia-Diaz, the 15-year-old Bryce's father, has criticized the prosecution for failing to keep his unruly son in jail.
Bryce has never been imprisoned, and his father worries that unless a period of time behind bars truly scares him, he won't survive. He asserts that by keeping quiet, the prosecution not only failed to help him control his son but also made matters worse.
Garcia-Diaz claimed that his family is suffering greatly financially as a result of the fines he must pay as compensation for his son's misdeeds. He had created a GoFundMe campaign to help pay off the fines. The father claimed that in order to have Bryce sent for a psychiatric evaluation, petitions signed by regional courts were submitted.