$600K bond for armed robbery suspect PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 July 2014 13:17
Matthew Stoughton
A Bowling Green man is being held on more than $600,000 bond connected to an armed robbery and high-speed chase incident that kept law enforcement officials from across the region busy for more than eight hours on Monday. Photo Gallery
Matthew Stoughton, 26, was arraigned via video in Bowling Green Municipal Court. He is currently incarcerated in the Wood County jail on one count of aggravated robbery and one count of fleeing and eluding. Bond has been set at $500,000 for the robbery charge, and at $100,000 for the fleeing charge. Each of the bonds must be paid in full. VIDEO
Police say Stoughton entered Jak's Pharmacy at the Wood County Hospital Medical Center around 9:17 a.m. with a gun and demanded morphine. The drug was handed over and he then left the pharmacy.
Stoughton eluded police in Bowling Green and set off a high-speed vehicular chase through the countryside, eventually crashing his vehicle into a cornfield close to Kahler Road, east of Pemberville.
Stoughton reportedly fled into a triangular cornfield bounded by Kahler, Bradner and Eisenhour roads, and remained there for hours while law enforcement aircraft, canine units, and special response teams swarmed the area.
He was eventually sighted walking in a ditch between two cornfields by a neighbor, and chased down by deputies in a foot pursuit just before 6 p.m.
The case has been continued until July 9 at 1 p.m. for a further hearing.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 12:53

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