Murder suspect flees hospital, recaptured on Palmer Street - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Murder suspect flees hospital, recaptured on Palmer Street

Jonathan Johnson Jonathan Johnson
TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

An accused Toledo killer briefly escaped from custody Saturday afternoon only to be re-captured several minutes later.

23 year old Jonathan Johnson made his getaway while being transported back to the Lucas County Jail from Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center.

On Friday, Johnson was captured and became the third suspect charged in last October's shooting death of 22 year old Jonathan Morris.

Sheriff John Tharp says Johnson had been taken to the hospital for treatment of a stomach ailment.

He was released from the hospital and being returned to jail by deputies when he slipped out of his leg shackles.

Sheriff Tharp says Johnson assaulted the deputies and bolted for Cherry Street.

Authorities set up a four block search perimeter.

Johnson didn't enjoy his freedom for long.

After a fifteen minute search, he was found hiding on Stacy Mezo's back porch in the 100 Block of Palmer Street.

That's right behind the Central Catholic High School football stadium.

"We heard cop cars out here but we didn't know what was going on. Then it sounded like someone was trying to get to our backdoor. Then police grabbed him out of a storage closet on the back porch," said Ms. Mezo.

Sheriff Tharp says additional charges are now pending against Johnson as a result of the escape attempt.

Related stories:

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Murder suspect flees hospital, recaptured on Palmer StreetMore>>

  • Crime Watch

    Crime Watch

    Toledo's best online coverage of local crime investigations and missing persons cases.

    Full Story >

    Toledo's best online coverage of local crime investigations and missing persons cases. 

    Full Story >
  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • North Korean envoy, in South, opens door to US talks

    North Korean envoy, in South, opens door to US talks

    Saturday, February 24 2018 11:15 PM EST2018-02-25 04:15:38 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 1:00 PM EST2018-02-25 18:00:30 GMT
    (Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP). Kim Yong Chol, center, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, arrives to attend the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, at the Korea-transit office near the Demilitarized Zon...(Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP). Kim Yong Chol, center, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, arrives to attend the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, at the Korea-transit office near the Demilitarized Zon...
    North Korean delegation led by a controversial former general arrives in South Korea to attend the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.Full Story >
    North Korean delegation led by a controversial former general arrives in South Korea to attend the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.Full Story >
  • Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

    Political end to Olympics: NKorea offers talks with US

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:16 AM EST2018-02-25 07:16:08 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 12:59 PM EST2018-02-25 17:59:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

    Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the modern Olympics on Sunday night with tales of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve.

    Full Story >

    Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the modern Olympics on Sunday night with tales of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve.

    Full Story >
  • 3 dead from severe weather in Arkansas, Kentucky

    3 dead from severe weather in Arkansas, Kentucky

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:25 AM EST2018-02-25 07:25:46 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 12:58 PM EST2018-02-25 17:58:30 GMT
    (Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP). A view from the Central Bridge shows the flooding from the Ohio River  Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Cincinnati.  Forecasters expected the Ohio River could reach levels not seen since the region's deadly 1997 f...(Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP). A view from the Central Bridge shows the flooding from the Ohio River Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Cincinnati. Forecasters expected the Ohio River could reach levels not seen since the region's deadly 1997 f...

    A man in northeast Arkansas and a woman in south central Kentucky both were killed as the storm that also included strong winds, hail and heavy rain that triggered flooding muscled its way through the area, according to authorities.

    Full Story >

    A man in northeast Arkansas and a woman in south central Kentucky both were killed as the storm that also included strong winds, hail and heavy rain that triggered flooding muscled its way through the area, according to authorities.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly