A Columbus woman accused of fleeing from Delaware County Sheriff’s deputies following a report of theft at the Tanger outlet mall near Sunbury faces two felony charges.
Alana M. Hissong, 28, of Preswicke Mill in Columbus faces a charge of robbery, a second-degree felony, and failure to comply with the signal of a police officer in connection with the incident, according to Delaware Municipal Court records.
An employee of a store at the mall off South Wilson Road just east of Interstate 71 called the sheriff’s office about 8 p.m. Aug. 8 to report a theft in progress.
Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Tracy Whited said a deputy on a bicycle approached Hissong, who reportedly ignored his command to put her vehicle in park. Whited said Hissong sped away, knocking the deputy from his bike.
Hissong drove toward another deputy, who fired on her vehicle, according to sheriff’s reports.
Whited said an off-duty deputy who was nearby started pursuit of Hissong, who lost control of her vehicle a short time later near the intersection of Berkshire and North 3 B’s and K roads.
After Hissong crashed, she was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries and jailed upon her release, according to sheriff's reports.
A preliminary hearing in her case has been scheduled for 4 p.m. Aug. 18.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal investigation followed standard protocol by opening an investigation into the deputy-involved shooting, according to the sheriff’s office. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.