BG man arrested after fleeing police

A Bowling Green man was arrested Saturday after fighting downtown, then fleeing police.

Josef Heuser, 21, was charged with for disorderly conduct/fighting, disorderly conduct while intoxicated/unable to care for self and obstructing official business.

Bowling Green police responded to the 100 block of East Wooster Street at 3:46 a.m. after two men were observed attempting to fight in the middle of the street.

A police sergeant told the men to stop and “don’t run or you’ll go to jail,” according to the Bowling Green Police Division report.

One of the men then began to run from the scene and into City Lot 1. Shortly after, a patrolman located the male running across the 100 block of East Court Street. The patrolman exited his marked patrol vehicle and began to pursue the man on foot.

He yelled “police” and “stop” to the male multiple times, according to the report.

The subject, identified as Heuser, was taken into custody in the 100 block of East Oak Street.

According to the police report, a strong odor of alcohol was coming from Heuser’s breath, he spoke incoherently and he was very uneasy on his feet.

His shirt and hands were covered in dried blood, and when asked by police where all the blood came from, Heuser said he wasn’t sure, according to the report.

Heuser was treated at Wood County Hospital and then taken to jail.

He pleaded guilty Monday to the disorderly conduct with intoxication and the obstruction charges. He was fined $200 and sentenced to 100 days in jail with 88 days suspended.

The second disorderly conduct charge was dismissed.