MIAMISBURG — A man arrested after a brief, slow-speed pursuit ended in the median of I-75 near Miamisburg earlier this month was indicted on felony charges Monday.
Ja Tydrick Johnson, 24, of Miamisburg, was indicted on charges of receiving stolen property, failure to comply with the signal of a police officer and obstructing official business, according to online records. His bond was set at $30,000 last week and he will be arraigned on the new indictment later this month.
The incident began with Miamisburg police pursuing a possible stolen vehicle on state Route 741 around 8:35 a.m. Sept. 2. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but it took off from the attempted traffic stop, headed west on state Route 725 and later onto I-75, Miamisburg Sgt. Jon Thompson said in a media release.
“The officer noticed that the suspect seemed to be having difficulty with the vehicle and followed it onto the highway where he was joined by other officers. The suspect was traveling between 30-40 mph and eventually drove through the grass median toward (southbound) traffic,” Thompson said.
Police said Johnson then jumped out of the car and ran across the southbound lanes of I-75 into a wooded area. Officers chased him on foot and captured him about 13 minutes later near the Indian Lookout apartments on South Elm Street in West Carrollton.
He was later transported to an area hospital where he was treated and released.
Johnson was being held in the Montgomery County Jail.
The vehicle Johnson was driving was reported stolen out of Butler County.
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