One in Custody after High Speed, Multi County Chase
Jennifer Lourenco/Paula Wilcoxon Reporting
Harrison County's Prosecutor is expected to file multiple felony charges against a man who led authorities on a multi-county high speed chase.
According to the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office, 46-year-old Kenneth E. Swick was involved in an incident at Tappan Lake with a Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District park ranger around 7:30 Monday evening.
MWCD Public Affairs Administrator Darrin Lautenschleger says ranger staff and the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation are investigating the events surrounding the incident.
Lautenschleger says the park ranger involved in the incident was NOT shot, but was treated at a local hospital for injuries received when his vehicle collided with that of the suspect's.
Swick then allegedly fled the scene, leading law enforcement officials on a high-speed chase through Harrison, Coshocton and Tuscarawas counties.
Swick reportedly crashed near U.S. 36 and Township Road 104 in Oxford Township in Coshocton County and fled the scene of the crash on foot, but was later taken into custody with the assistance of a K-9 unit, around 10:30 pm.
Swick is also reportedly wanted on a warrant out of Stark County for receiving stolen property.
He is being held in the Coshocton County Jail.
A host of area law enforcement personnel assisted with the pursuit and subsequent search including deputies with the Harrison and Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Offices, troopers with the New Philadelphia and Zanesville Posts of the State Highway Patrol and officers with the Newcomerstown Police Department.
Stay tuned to WTUZ for additional details as they become available!