What would have been a misdemeanor charge became a felony arrest after a Clintonville man led police on a one-mile pursuit.
Cody J. Bovin, 22, is charged with fleeing an officer, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, Marion Police Officers Andrew Kizewski and Jackson Wilson were on patrol when they saw a vehicle turn from U.S. Highway 45 onto County Trunk S. They reported that the vehicle accelerated quickly after it made the turn. They followed the car and clocked it on radar as traveling 62 mph in a 45 mph zone.
Kizewski activated the emergency lights, but the car continued at speeds between 60-65 mph even as it drove into a posted 35 mph zone, according to the criminal complaint. He then activated his siren.
The officers reported that the vehicle came to a stop at the intersection of South Parkview and West Garfield Avenue, after a 1.1 mile pursuit.
Kizewski called dispatch and requested a K9 unit. Officer Eric Krause arrived with Utos.
Krause asked the driver, identified as Bovin, to exit the vehicle.
Bovin reportedly said, “I got pulled over for speeding. I don’t have to get out.”
When Krause began opening the door, Bovin attempted to shut it and nearly closed it on Krause’s fingers, the complaint says.
Krause then pulled Bovin out of the car and handcuffed him.
Utos indicated the presence of drugs on the rear driver’s side of the vehicle.
The three officers searched the vehicle and reported finding a grinder, two containers of a brown caramel-like substance, a pipe mouthpiece, a vape pen filter with residue, a bag of cookies and a Quick Fix Plus synthetic urine kit.
The cookies, the pipe mouthpiece, the grinder and the two containers tested positive for THC, the chemical responsible for marijuana’s effect, the complaint says.