Police chief refuses to arrest drug dealer after police chase and began dating her insteadBy Mason White 12:00 PM June 5, 2014
|Hilary Hooper and Lucas Mace|
By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) A police chief was arrested after sleeping with a drug dealer rather than arresting her.
38-year-old Lucas Mace of Glouster, Ohio, was suspended from his job as police chief in the small village.
Mace is accused of hiding the suspected drug dealer Hilary Hooper, so police could not arrest her.
Mace first met the 23-year-old Hooper, after she led police on a chase, and her vehicle crashed into a parked car and fence.
When she was finally stopped, Hooper was allegedly intoxicated on heroin and had outstanding warrants, but instead of arresting her Mace had sex with her.
Mace is also accused of helping Hooper change a tire while on duty. He informed Hooper about the warrants and told her to leave town.
Prosecutors said that the duo even had sex in a police cruiser and they have body fluids as evidence to prove it.
Mace has been suspended from his job without pay and was charged with 12 counts, for “a shameful pattern of wrongdoing,” Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn said. Hooper meanwhile, pleaded not guilty to possession of heroin.