Deputies searching for suspect from theft after foot chase

Laura Germann
Staff Writer

Sheriff Solomon released Wednesday morning that deputies were involved in a foot chase of a suspect around 10:35 p.m. Tuesday near Townline Kossuth Road. The responding deputy approached an individual on a bicycle, who then fled into a cornfield. The deputy gave chase but lost the suspect in the tall corn.

The area was surrounded and searched. The Sheriff's Office K-9 was also dispatched to aid in the search, and the St. Marys Police Dept. and Fire Deparment and Ohio State Highway Patrol assisted in the search overnight. The suspect was not located.

It appears that prior to fleeing the suspect had entered a garage in the area and taken several items which he discarded as he fled. Deputies and detectives are still in search of the suspect and investigation he incident.