Man causes damage, attempts to flee from police



Greene County News

ENON — An Enon man is in jail after allegedly causing damage to his workplace and around Enon.

Officials of Howard Trucking in Fairborn had to call the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday after employee Kevin Rigsby, 43 of Enon shuffled papers around the office, threw a picture through a wall and used his semi tractor to ram an unoccupied vehicle in the parking lot into a fence, according to a release by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

After the damage had been done, Rigsby left Howard Trucking westbound on Haddix Road.

The release said the Clark County Sheriff’s Office received calls at 3:30 p.m. saying that Rigsby was allegedly ramming vehicles in a driveway located on the 5000 block of Hunter Road. The Hunter Road caller said Rigsby was their daughter’s ex-boyfriend and that they had a child in common. The caller said Rigsby used the semi tractor to push the callers car in front of the house, then pushed the ex-girlfriend’s car through a wall into a barn, which caused damage to both vehicles and structures.

After the damage had occurred to the vehicles in the Hunter Road driveway, Rigsby fled the scene again and headed down Hunter Road.

The Enon Police Department responded to the scene and witnessed the truck as it was leaving Hunter Road. The Enon officer attempted to stop Rigsby. However, he accelerated and fled. Enon police followed Rigsby until he traveled into Greene County, according to the release.

The Yellow Springs Police Department spotted Rigsby in the semi tractor and attempted to stop him, but he fled once more.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office got involved as the pursuit re-entered Clark County, traveling down East Jackson Road. However, as it approached State Route 72, a sheriff’s car turned toward the scene on East Jackson. The release said the deputy pulled to the side of the road to allow the truck to pass. However, Rigsby crossed the center line and sent the sheriff’s car spinning into a ditch. The deputy suffered minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital before being released.

Rigbsy eventually stopped the truck in the middle of a bridge on East Jackson Road at Mills Road. This prompted deputies to take defensive positions and attempt to communicate with Rigbsy.

Deputies observed Rigbsy moving around within the cab of the truck, but would not respond to deputies or comply to their commands, according to the release.

Clark County Sheriff’s Office officials made phone contact with Rigsby, to which he said he had a firearm on his person, but he was not willing to exit or surrender, the release said. Deputies attempted to negotiate, but Rigbsy disconnected and wouldn’t answer to the attempts deputies were making to contact him.

He moved the truck about 50 yards, exited the vehicle and surrendered without incident, the release said. He was taken to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and booked into the jail on two county of breaking and entering, vandalism, menacing by stalking, felonious assault on a peace officer and failure to comply.

According to the release, Rigsby was scheduled to be arraigned at the Springfield Municipal Court Thursday morning.


Greene County News Report compiled by Whitney Vickers.

Greene County News Report compiled by Whitney Vickers.