Written By: Ishton W. Morton – October 26th, 2019
On October 26th, 2019 sources said; Police lost sight of the vehicle in the area of I-74 and I-275. Admittedly, many residents in the immediate area seems to have been actually sitting on some sharp piecing object when warnings went out regarding 43-year-old Jason Bryant. According to the warnings, it was said he was armed and dangerous.
However, they were also extremely relieved to learn that the man who led police on a long chase through Cleves, Green Township and Colerain Township was arrested on Thursday afternoon.
According to Cleves’ Police 43-year-old Jason Bryant was arrested after being spotted in the parking lot of the Meijer’s located at 6550 Harrison Avenue.
Sources said, Bryant was apprehended by responding officers from Green Township Police Department and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office at approximately 1:00 A.M. on Saturday.
Subsequently, Bryant was transported to UC Medical Center for medical conditions believed to be unrelated to his apprehension.
Moreover, Bryant, who was described as being armed and dangerous, for a while on Thursday led law enforcement on a wild chase.
According to Cleves police Chief Dan Reid had this to say; “it’s a wonder no one was hurt or killed, including his officers.”
Furthermore surveillance camera along a roadway in Cleves showed three angles of a 2001 Ford Excursion coming into view, boisterously up Miami Avenue, continuously pasting stop sign and turning onto East Harrison Avenue.
Sources said, “He was doing every bit of 70 mph,” one witness said. “And we motioned to the police officers which way he went. And we heard ’em for about three to five minutes chasing him and then no more sirens. We knew somebody did something bad.”
According to police, Bryant was already wanted for felony assault in the area of Dayton, Ohio.
Additionally, on Thursday afternoon shortly after a hit-and-run that occurred in Cincinnati, he was spotted along Route 50 in Cleves. Also, police said his vehicle was stopped but Bryant wouldn’t get out of his vehicle and thus he became “extremely uncooperative.”
Accordingly Chief Reid had this to say; “as three officers approached the vehicle, “he slammed on the accelerator and rapidity sped away, so they literally had to jump out of the way of the car.”
Reportedly, the chase came onto Porter Street, where the SUV jumped a curb, and its tire marks show it went east into the westbound lanes of U.S. Route 50. Police added that the chase went into North Bend, Cleves, onto Bridgetown Road and then onto Harrison Avenue, in Green Township and Colerain Township.
Thusly, one 911 caller described the episode by saying, “Took the emergency lane on 74 west and then it cut across three lanes of traffic into the median and then headed back toward 74 east towards Cincinnati, like, Harrison Rybolt Road area.”
Supportably, another caller, a woman, being extremely shaken told a 911 dispatcher she saw the suspect and was almost hit by his vehicle: “He almost wrecked into the pole right next to me. I just thought, ‘Oh my gosh, he’s driving nuts.’