1 arrested, 1 on the run after chase

Arrested: Kevin Jett ( Source Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Arrested: Kevin Jett ( Source Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - One person has been arrested and another is on the run after a chase leads to a manhunt in downtown Cincinnati.

Police in Newport say officers with the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Task Force tried to arrest three drug trafficking suspects at the Travelodge in Newport when the suspects jumped into a vehicle and led police on a chase into Cincinnati.

The suspects fled over the Central Bridge into Cincinnati, then got out of their car in the 400 block of Walnut Street. Police arrested one of the three suspects in the vehicle. The second passenger in the vehicle was not arrested, but a third suspect ran into the Carew Tower, and police have not yet found him.

Witnesses described the scene.

"All I seen was a guy run through the bank with his gun in his hand," Brittiney Parrett said. "They drew guns on each other."

"I was standing out there talking on the phone and the car had came up here and stopped and the one guy came up here and the cops followed him in," Mike Keller said.

24-year-old Kevin Jett was arrested by Cincinnati Police after a warrant was issued and is currently being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center pending extradition to Kentucky.

Jett is charged with Trafficking in Controlled Substance (Heroin). Jett was convicted of trafficking in heroin in Hamilton County  in 2009. He could face ten years in prison if convicted.

According to this Cincinnati Police Incident Report, the driver of the vehicle flagged down a cab and asked the driver to drop him off in Bond Hill at Berkley Road and Reading Road. The cab driver told police at the time, there was a police car at that spot so the suspect asked the driver to go one block north to Avonlea and Reading Road. The Cincinnati Police Incident Report said that's where the suspect got out of the cab.

The driver of the vehicle is described as a young black male between the ages of 20-25- years old who stands at five feet ten inches and weighs about 180 pounds. The suspect was wearing blue jeans and a white knit thermal long-sleeved shirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call  the NKDSF at 859-525-NARC(6272) or Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.

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