TROY, Ohio (WDTN) - A 27-year-old man is behind bars following a high-speed chase in Troy.
Marquis Purter is facing charges of speed, stop sign violations, and fleeing and eluding.
According to officials, a deputy spotted Purter driving at a high rate of speed on Piqua-Troy Road around 5 p.m. Saturday. When the officer attempted to pull the car over, Purter fleed leading deputies on a high speed chase.
According to officers, speeds exceeded 100 miles per hour as the chase approached the Troy corporation limit.
Deputies stated they lost Purter after he turned onto Stoneyridge Avenue. While pursuing him, witnesses told officers that he had parked his car and ran into an apartment at 1140 Stephenson Drive.
After Purter refused to open the door for officers, deputies obtained a search warrant and found Purter inside with drug paraphernalia.
Detectives were contacted to investigate further regarding the possible drug paraphernalia.
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