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First Day on the Job: New Southern Ohio Officer Runs Down Manhunt Suspect


NEW BOSTON – A New officer gets a thumbs up from the Captain when the first day on the job he runs down a car theft suspect after manhunt.

On April 20 at 11:50hrs, NBPD Officers responded to Papa John Pizza on a call where one of their delivery drivers had their car stolen out front of the business where the car was running with the keys in it. By working together with Papa John employees NBPD was able to track the stolen vehicle. On request by NBPD the Scioto County Sheriff Office and the Highway State Patrol assisted NBPD Officers in trying to find the vehicle as it was being tracked throughout the county for over an hour.

NBPD Officers were able to find the vehicle at a Kulp Road residence in Scioto County and when Officers approached the stolen car, the suspect driver got out of the vehicle and attempted to run into the woods and NBPD Officer Landon Hutchinson was able to chase the suspect down and take him into custody with assistance from NBPD Capt. Deerfield. Arrested was a Shannon Johnston age 41 from Ross County Ohio. Johnston has a long criminal history of arrests. Officers were able to recovery the victim’s vehicle with no damage and also the victim had left his wallet in the vehicle with tip money and the wallet and money was recovered and given back to the victim.

Yesterday was also NBPD Officer Hutchinson’s first day on the job as a Police Officer and his first arrest is a felony. Good job Officer Hutchinson and thanks to the Highway Patrol State Troopers and the Sheriff’s Office Deputies for their assistance too.