New Philadelphia, Ohio - A 34-year-old Dover woman has been charged for leading police from Dover and New Philadelphia on a pursuit through both cities last Friday afternoon.

Tia M. Thurman is charged with aggravated trespassing, OVI, and resisting arrest, all misdemeanors, and failure to comply with the order and signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony.

Thurman is accused of creating a disturbance at a Dover business and then fleeing from police when they attempted to pull her over on Tuscarawas Avenue. The chase ended on West High Avenue at the Bluebell Drive intersection with Thurman allegedly locking her doors and refusing to get out of her vehicle. Police ended up having to break out her driver’s side window to remove her. 

Thurman appeared by video for her arraignment Tuesday morning in New Philadelphia Municipal Court. She is being held at the Tuscarawas County Jail on a $10,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is set for Thursday morning to determine whether the case will be bound over to the grand jury.  

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