Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera reports that on May 11 at approximately 3:15 p.m., the Highland County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office advising that the Peebles Police Department was in pursuit of a black Eclipse.

The car’s driver was believed to be the individual wanted by the Hillsboro Police Department for the alleged break-in of the East Main Sunoco, who had also allegedly been involved in a pursuit Saturday, May 8.

On May 11 at approximately 3:39 p.m., deputies from the Highland County Sheriff’s Office took the lead on the pursuit. The pursuit came to an end with the suspect vehicle crashing into a ditch on Fairview and Lapperell roads in Pike County.

The suspect, identified as Michael Gammoh, 39, of Middletown, was taken into custody without incident.

Gammoh is being held at the Highland County Justice Center on an Adult Parole Authority warrant. Charges from the Peebles Police Department and Hillsboro Police Department are pending.

Pike County Sheriff’s Office, the Peebles Police Department, the Winchester Police Department and the Ohio State Highway Patrol assisted the Highland County Sheriff’s Office in the pursuit and apprehension of Gammoh.

As previously reported, on May 8, the Hillsboro Police Department responded to the East Main Sunoco, where the front entry door and surrounding structure were knocked down. After reviewing the business security camera footage, it was found that a vehicle had backed into the front entry several times. After making entry into the store, the subject removed a lottery machine. As the subject left the scene, the lottery machine fell off the vehicle and was left in the parking lot.