CLARK COUNTY, Ohio (FOX19) - A man who was wanted by Cincinnati police on a murder warrant was arrested early Saturday morning in Clark County following a foot chase after a traffic stop on I-75 state troopers say.
Michael Jordan, 30, is currently booked in the Clark County Jail on obstruction of official business and unauthorized use of motor vehicle charges, according to the Ohio State Patrol. Troopers say other possible charges are pending further investigation.
Cincinnati police have been searching for Jordan in connection with the August shooting death of 28-year-old Kacey Jones at Roselawn Park. Police said in a news release Saturday he was arrested also on charges related to the murder warrant.
OSP Sgt. David Slanker wrote in an email to FOX19 NOW that troopers did not know Jordan’s identity at the time of the arrest or that he was wanted on an open felony warrant. He says Jordan also tried to use a fake name and date of birth.
The Ohio State Patrol says Jordan was picked up at a Cincinnati gas station after he asked for a ride. There were two other people in the car, a driver and a passenger, two females who have not been identified.
Around 9:20 p.m., that car was pulled over in Clark County on I-675 near I-70 for a speeding violation, according to an OSP news release. The trooper found that the driver was reportedly impaired at the time of the traffic stop.
While the driver was being arrested related to OVI, troopers said, Jordan got into the driver’s seat and drove off with the other female still in the car. The car was abandoned in Enon and troopers say the female wasn’t hurt.
Troopers said Clark County deputies tracked the female passenger’s cellphone signal and found the second car and pulled them over at 12:50 a.m. on I-75. They reported they then saw Jordan get into the trunk of the vehicle and attempt to steal the vehicle, but he was unsuccessful and ran.
Jordan was tracked into a wooded area by an OSP helicopter where he was taken into custody. A loaded handgun and felony narcotics were found on his person at the time of the arrest, the release states.
Slanker said it is unclear if Jordan and the two females had any prior connection.
The arrest comes two months after Kacey Jones was shot and killed in Roselawn Park on Aug. 27. He was found dead at the scene around 2 p.m. at the Seymour Avenue park.
Cincinnati police and state troopers said Jordan was arrested Saturday in connection with the death of Jones.
The investigation by Cincinnati Police Department’s Homicide Unit is still ongoing.