Couple wanted for robbing 2 businesses at gunpoint arrested after Lake County chase

Couple wanted for robbing 2 businesses at gunpoint arrested after Lake County chase
Shaun Patrick Phipps and Ashleigh Michelle Mayfield (Source: Stow police)

LAKE COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - The man and woman accused of robbing a Jackson Township Burger King restaurant and a Stow Speedway Gas Station at gunpoint where taken into custody after a police chase in Lake County

Stow police said Ashleigh Mayfield, 27, and Shaun Phipps, 38, were arrested at 12:10 a.m. Tuesday in Madison Township, which is in Lake County.

Officers responded to the Madison Walmart on N. Ridge for a report of possible drug activity.

When officers got to the store, they said Phipps ignored them and drove away at a high rate of speed, nearly striking an officer.

The chase went into Perry Township, where Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers were able to put down spikes and disable the vehicle.

Both Mayfield and Phipps were taken into custody without incident.

Mayfield was turned over to Stow police and pleaded not guilty during her arraignment Tuesday morning.

She is being held on a $250,000 bond.

Phipps was charged in Lake County with failure to comply with a police officer, OVI, operating a vehicle without lights and speeding.

He is being held in the Lake County Jail.

Jackson Township police officers said Mayfield and Phipps entered the Burger King at 4371 Portage Street just after 6 a.m. on Feb. 29.

They pointed a handgun at employees and demanded the cash, before running out a rear exit, said Jackson Township police.

Akron woman wanted for robbing two businesses at gunpoint
Akron woman wanted for robbing two businesses at gunpoint (Source: Jackson Township police)

Stow police said Mayfield and Phipps also robbed the Speedway at 1045 Graham Road around 8 a.m. on Feb. 23.

According to officers, after grabbing cigarettes and cash, they stole the keys to an employee’s car and drove off in his silver 2016 Honda CRV, Ohio license plate GST6352.

Stow police searching for two suspects who robbed a gas station; stole an employee’s car
Stow police searching for two suspects who robbed a gas station; stole an employee’s car (Source: Stow Police Department)

The employee’s car was found abandoned in Akron.

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