Finklea then carjacked a man driving a Chevrolet Malibu, which had two children in the back seat. He then drove off with the children still inside, the OSHP reported.
The children were let out of the vehicle separately in the cities of Lebanon and Mason, where they were secured by police unharmed.
The pursuit then continued south into West Chester Twp., where troopers said Finklea crashed into another vehicle, got out of the Malibu, and carjacked a Ford Edge driven by a 16-year-old from Franklin.
After the Edge fled the scene and went north on I-75, law enforcement called off the pursuit due to speed and the amount of traffic. The stolen SUV was later found in a Dayton neighborhood.