Man arrested after leading a police chase across 4 counties

GEORGETOWN, Ohio (FOX19) - Police caught a man who lead them on a chase across 4 counties around 1:30 pm on Thursday.

Police believe that Jerrod Messer, Jr., 20, may be connected to thefts in involving vehicles, trailers and fuel tanks.

According to police Messer Jr. lead police on a pursuit while driving a stolen truck. The chase lasted about 3 hours and cover 4 counties; Brown, Clermont, Clinton, and Highland.

Units from the Clermont, Clinton, Highland, and Brown County Sheriff's Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol were involved in the pursuit in addition to the Highland County and State Highway Patrol planes. Two cruisers were damaged in the pursuit.

The pursuit ended at Eubanks Road near a wooded area, when Messer ran from the truck. He was arrested a short time later.

Messer is in the Brown County Adult Detention Center, awaiting his bond hearing.

Messer will be charged with two counts of Felonious Assault on a Police Officer, Receiving Stolen Property and Felony Fleeing and Eluding by Brown County. Additional charges will be filed by Clermont and Highland County Authorities.

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