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Suspect in wild chase indicted on assault, grand theft auto charges

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Robert Sinkey (Source: Toledo Police) Robert Sinkey (Source: Toledo Police)
Police say 25-year-old Robert Sinkey ditched this vehicle near Collingwood and Floyd before stealing another car. Police say 25-year-old Robert Sinkey ditched this vehicle near Collingwood and Floyd before stealing another car.
Sinkey was arrested after police say he rear ended a car on the MLK Bridge in downtown Toledo. Sinkey was arrested after police say he rear ended a car on the MLK Bridge in downtown Toledo.
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The man police say led multiple departments on a chase from Perrysburg to downtown Toledo last week has been indicted by a grand jury.

Robert Sinkey was indicted on felonious assault, failure to comply with an order or signal and grand theft of a motor vehicle by a Lucas County Grand Jury on Tuesday.

Police say Owens Community College Police officers attempted to pull Sinkey over around 9:30 a.m. on October 21. When Sinkey took off, Owens officers gave chase. The school's officers were eventually joined by Northwood, Rossford and Toledo Police.

According to a police report, Sinkey exited I-75 at Collingwood Boulevard and hit 20-year-old Jarred James who was working on a construction site along Collingwood. Police say James flipped over the suspect's vehicle, shattering the wind shield. James was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated and released for serious but not life threatening injuries.

Sinkey continued down Collingwood after hitting James, until he reached Floyd Street, police say. At Floyd Street Sinkey jumped from his vehicle and continued to flee on foot, according to the report.

Police say after running a few blocks, Sinkey hopped into the driver's seat of a running car parked on Collingwood and took off. Police eventually stopped the vehicle on the Martin Luther King bridge and arrested Sinkey after a brief foot chase on the bridge.

"He left the car in gear jumped out of the vehicle and tried to escape off the bridge but we were able to apprehend him in a foot pursuit," said Toledo Police Sergeant Joe Heffernan.

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