Man jumps in Ohio River after police pursuit Regional News BROWN COUNTY - The Ohio State Highway Patrol was involved in a motor vehicle pursuit on Monday that ended in a crash in Aberdeen and a jump in the Ohio River for the suspect.
The pursuit began at 3:24 p.m. in the Village of Ripley. A trooper attempted to stop a vehicle on U.S. Route 52 for a motor vehicle defect. Upon the trooper exiting his cruiser, the suspect fled eastbound on U.S. 52. The pursuit lasted 7.9 miles and ended in the Village of Aberdeen when the suspect failed to maintain control of his vehicle and struck a utility pole, and the vehicle overturned onto its top.
The suspect then exited his vehicle and fled on foot. The trooper began to chase the suspect on foot, and the suspect jumped into the Ohio River. The suspect willingly exited the river and was taken into custody. He was transported to the Brown County General Hospital for injuries sustained from the crash.
The suspect, Mr. Patrick Ormond, 27, of Cincinnati, was determined to have three active felony warrants through the Cincinnati Police Department. The investigation revealed that the vehicle, a 2002 Ford Taurus that Ormond was operating, had been stolen out of Perrysburg, and the license had been stolen off a separate vehicle from Mason.
The crash remains under investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Georgetown Post.