Ohio teen refuses to go to jail after sentencing, leads police on car chase

Posted at 11:58 AM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 15:32:29-04

A 19-year-old man walked out of an Ohio court after being sentenced Wednesday and led police on a chase before crashing.

Authorities said Cyrus Matthews, 19, appeared at the courthouse in Wadsworth to be sentenced to 90 days in jail for a criminal damaging charge and a reckless operations charge

Matthews allegedly told authorities he was not going to jail.

He fled the courthouse after Judge Stephen Mcllvaine read his sentencing. Matthews got in the driver's seat of a vehicle outside Wadsworth City Hall. 

There was a person in the passenger's seat who authorities say he knew. 

After fleeing the courthouse, he led police on a chase, striking several cars.

The chase ended in a bad crash and reported entrapment. Five people from several vehicles were taken to a nearby hospital with injuries that appeared to be not life-threatening, according to police.