Burglary Suspect Leads Monroe County Deputies on Wild Chase


 Authorities in Monroe County arrested a man on Thursday night after he reportedly burglarized a home and led police on a chase.

Monroe County Sheriff Charles Black said his officers received a call about a burglary in process on Barber Ridge sometime after 7 p.m., and that all of the available deputies responded. On the way to the scene, one of the officers saw a car matching a description of the suspect’s. The officer got to the home where the burglary reportedly occurred, and confirmed he saw the suspect pass him.

The suspect, Jeremy Bowen, 32, of Woodsfield, led police on a chase toward Woodsfield, engaging officers from the Woodsfield Police Department. The chase went through the town, then to Wolf Pen Road, where Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies took over. On Wolf Pen, Bowen’s vehicle spun out and rammed the front of a Monroe County Sheriff Deputy’s cruiser. 

Bowen then reportedly drove toward Woodsfield again, heading east on Route 78 toward Clarington. On Bonvue Ridge, his vehicle spun out again, forcing him into a ditch. Two deputies wedged their cruisers so Bowen could not escape.

He was arrested and faces charges of burglary, failure to comply, and assault on an officer. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is working on the chase. 
Bowen is in the Noble County Jail on $120,000 bond.

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