Bicycle chase lands officer in the hospital

Ronnell Watkins (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Ronnell Watkins (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

OVER THE RHINE, OH (FOX19) - A suspect is behind bars and a police officer is in the hospital after a bicycle chase in Over the Rhine.

It happened just after midnight Thursday morning on West Liberty Street.

Police attempted to stop Ronnell Watkins, 33, who was a suspect in a robbery. Watkins fled on foot, and the officer chased him on his bicycle. Watkins as arrested about four blocks away.

The officer was apparently injured after he fell from the bike. He was taken to the hospital, but his name and condition have not been released.

Watkins is charged with obstructing official business, failure to comply and drug possession. He also had three open warrants.

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