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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:00 am

Fleeing driver ends up in ditch

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A pursuit in New Haven early Tuesday led to a crash and the arrest of a 26-year-old man.

New Haven police responded to a call of a suspicious person in the 10000 block of Graystone Cove just after 1 a.m., the police department said.

A pursuit ensued when officers found the vehicle and tried to stop it.

The vehicle went off the road in the 10000 block of Bookcliff Cove and continued off-road to the Cameron Court Apartments in the 10000 block of Seiler Road. The driver eventually drove into a ditch near Graystone Cove, police said.

The driver, Jared Starkey, was removed from the vehicle by emergency workers.

A bag of what appeared to be synthetic drugs was found under Starkey when he was taken out of the car, police said.

Starkey was taken to a hospital to be checked for injuries before being taken to Allen County Jail.

He was charged with felony counts of resisting law enforcement and possession of a synthetic drug along with a misdemeanor charge and traffic violations.

Body found in river in Paulding

The Defiance County Sheriff's Department is seeking information about a male body found May 24 in the Maumee River at the Cecil Road Bridge in Paulding County.

The man was described as 5-foot-4, white and 153 pounds with piercings in both ears. He also had two tattoos, the sheriff's office said.

A tattoo on his right side said “music,” and one on his right shoulder said “Gemini” with stars below it.

The Lucas County coroner was not able to determine how long the body had been in the river, and the cause of death is not being disclosed until further toxicology tests are completed, the sheriff said.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call the sheriff's department at 419-784-1155 or use the tips section on the department's mobile app.