Suspect At Large After Leading Police On 100 Mile Chase

Posted at 4:49 AM, Aug 08, 2018

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Ky. (WLWT)– The search continues for a man who stole a semi truck then led police on a multi-state chase ending with a crash in Northern Kentucky. 

It started around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday morning in Sharonville, Ohio, north of Cincinnati. 

Officials say the suspect stole the semi from a trucking company then drove to another city, where he allegedly stole lawn equipment. 

We’re told the trucking company manager was able to locate the semi with a GPS tracking device inside the truck. 

Police caught up with the driver on I-275 as he was heading toward Kentucky.

The chase spanned all directions, weaving in and out of Ohio and Kentucky, before the driver rammed into a police cruiser

"The truck veered intentionally towards the first officer he was able to cut to the left and avoid the truck, second officer did not have time to drive anywhere with traffic behind him so he bailed out of his car and the semi went head on into the front of the cruiser," said Craig Sorrell of the Campbell County Police Department.

Fortunately that officer was not hurt.

After the crash, the suspect jumped out of the truck then took off on foot.

He was last seen just north of Alexandria on US 27 wearing a copper-colored shirt. 

Officials say the man should be considered armed and dangerous.