MIAMI COUNTY — Miami County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Brandon Cantrell, 37, of Tipp City, at gunpoint in the parking lot of a real estate company in Vandalia around 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Cantrell had a felony warrant for his arrest related to sexual misconduct charges. A deputy on patrol in the area of South County Road 25-A around the Montgomery and Miami county lines, spotted Cantrell. Cantrell initially pulled over, but then fled southbound. Cantrell ran several stop signs and weaved in and out of traffic around cars. The pursuit reached speeds between 70-75 miles per hour.
Cantrell eventually pulled over into the Coldwell Banker parking lot near the intersection of North Dixie Drive and Inverness Avenue in Vandalia. He was ordered out of the vehicle at gunpoint by a Miami County deputy and a Vandalia police officer. Cantrell complied with the officers’ orders and was arrested without further incident.
Miami County Sheriff’s Office charged Cantrell with failure to comply, stop sign violations, improper passing, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He also was charged with fourth-degree felony gross sexual imposition and third-degree felony sexual battery.
He remains in Miami County Jail with a $10,000 bond on the failure to comply with law enforcement charge. Cantrell will be arraigned on the other charges at a later date.
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