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UPDATE: Caught fugitive in court

Arrested: Christopher Crosby Arrested: Christopher Crosby

Amber Jenkins- email

Clermont County, OH (FOX19) -

UPDATE: Christopher Crosby was in court on Monday morning to be arraigned on new charges stemming from his escape.

He pled not guilty and his bond for the escape charge was set at $1 million. In addition, he faces a $400,000 bond on previous charges. A pre-trial hearing was set for August 5.

PREVIOUSLY: A man who has been on the run in Clermont County has finally been caught.

Clermont County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that they have caught Christopher Crosby, who has been on the run since June.

Dispatch received a 911 call that he was spotted on State Route 132 near the Holly Hill School in Batavia Township.

When they searched the area he was found in a make-shift camp with a shotgun next to him. The deputy attempted to kick the gun away from Crosby and restrain him, but he was able to escape.

Nine area agencies responded to the scene to search for Christopher Crosby. Canine units were able to track and follow his trail.

Crosby was apprehended in a creek bed near State Route 132 and Lucy Run Road. The chase lasted for two hours and his track was 5-6 miles long. Crosby was transported to the Clermont County Jail were he will face his previous charges and possibly more from the burglaries and thefts he's committed while on the run.

Crosby was supposed to be sentenced on June 12 in the Clermont County Court of Common Pleas. He pleaded guilty to a home invasion in Batavia. Since then he has been eluding officials and witnesses say, they've spotted Crosby on horseback.

 

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