Woman handcuffed, beaten with gun prior to high-speed pursuit and crash in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — A Cleveland-area man is facing seven charges after he was accused of breaking into a Springfield home, attacking the resident and stealing her Jeep Compass.

Tyuan Smith, 20, of Elyria, was one of multiple people who were accused of breaking through a locked door at a house in the 800 block of West Perrin Avenue around 1:30 a .m. Saturday.

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Smith is accused of holding a gun to a woman who was in her bedroom and hitting her in the face and head with it, according to a Springfield police report.

“Smith had a long firearm with him and proceeded to point the firearm at her while ordering her out of the bedroom,” the report read.

The victim told police Smith and the others were asking her “where is the money” before she was handcuffed.

Officers said Smith then took the keys to the Jeep Compass and left the house in the vehicle.

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Police ended up spotting the stolen Jeep on South Yellow Springs Street and tried to stop it, but the driver drove off at speeds over 100 mph, driving the wrong way on the street.

“The Jeep continued southbound towards Springfield Xenia Road at a high rate of speed before losing control and driving off the roadway and crashing into a fence line at Walt’s Auto,” a police report said.

Smith got out of the car, but was eventually arrested after police briefly ran after him.

Officers said he had over $3,500 in cash on his and a small plastic bag with a “green leady substance” inside it, records read.

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