Police: Fugitive suspected of firing at officers arrested

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Posted: Dec 05, 2017 7:41 PM

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — Police say a fugitive suspected of shooting at officers in Ohio during a high-speed chase has been arrested.

Wooster police say James Schmidt, who's also known as Bubba, was arrested Tuesday evening near Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia, when police spotted him leaving a pawn shop. A woman was with him.

The Orrville man was wanted on warrants for crimes including assault.

Police say he was spotted at a Walmart early Tuesday morning and fled in a vehicle when authorities tried to stop him.

Schmidt allegedly fired at Wooster police and Wayne County sheriff's deputies, hitting several vehicles. There were no serious injuries.

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Police say Schmidt later crashed in a field, broke into a home and escaped in a stolen SUV.

It couldn't immediately be determined if he has an attorney.