Search for chase suspect put Champion Schools on lockdown

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A man who bailed on the Ohio State Highway Patrol during a traffic stop was picked up near Champion Tuesday afternoon following an hour-long search.

Champion Schools were placed on lockdown during the search.

Troopers searched the woods on the bike path near Airport Road, where the K9 unit found him.

Highway Patrol said the suspect was going 71 miles per hour on Route 45.

During the chase, he went off the road into someone’s backyard and then ran off.

Besides speeding, he was wanted on a felony warrant.

Troopers did find a gun in his car.

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