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Ohio teen faces charges after officer hit

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors say a teen who allegedly hit a police officer during a pursuit last weekend has been indicted by a central Ohio grand jury on charges including felonious assault on a peace officer.

Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher said Tuesday that 18-year-old Joshua Baldridge also faces charges of vehicular assault, fleeing and eluding and breaking and entering.

Thatcher said Baldridge allegedly broke into two Mount Vernon businesses, then led officers on a chase that reached speeds of 100 mph. He allegedly hit 23-year-old Danville police officer Chad Lishness, who was attempting to put down spike strips to stop the car. The officer is in fair condition.

Baldridge was eventually taken into custody after crashing into another car.

The teen was in jail Tuesday, with no attorney information available.

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