Man arrested after allegedly fleeing police, driving stolen vehicle


A man who was reportedly driving a stolen vehicle was apprehended after a foot chase near Interstate 75 in Bowling Green.

On Friday around 5 p.m., Bowling Green Police Division dispatch advised that a vehicle with a stolen license plate hit on the city plate reader camera system.

The suspect vehicle, a 2005 tan Toyota, was westbound on East Wooster Street, approaching I-75.

Police located the vehicle parked at Speedway and observed a male, later identified as Johnson Korvah, sitting in the driver’s seat.

An attempt to detain Korvah failed, and he fled on foot westbound, according to the police report.

Korvah jumped a fence and ran into a parking lot, then headed southbound and jumped another fence into a residential area on East Clough Street.

Officers then observed him running eastbound on East Clough and jump another fence into an apartment area, according to the report.

Korvah continued eastbound, running through backyards at the apartments towards a gray fence near 1-75. That is where pursuing officers lost sight of him.

They searched the area but were unable to locate Korvah.

Officers at that time learned the vehicle was stolen, according to the report.

A female passenger in the vehicle said she had just met Korvah and didn’t know the vehicle was stolen. She was released.

The police report indicated an inventory of the vehicle was completed and 114 grams of marijuana and 160 grams of hashish gummies were located.

As BGPD officers were getting ready to leave the area, an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper reported he had located Korvah near the ditch on I-75.

He ran southbound and while the trooper advised him to stop, the BGPD officer drove a cruiser ahead of him.

Korvah, 25, of Canal Winchester, stopped running and laid down on the ground, according to the report.

He was taken to jail and charged with two counts receiving stolen property, obstructing official business, criminal trespass, possession of marijuana, possession of hashish and driving under suspension.

Korvah remained in jail Monday on a $100,000 bond.

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