Police in SW Ohio say suspect drowns while fleeing

MORROW, Ohio (AP) — Police in southwest Ohio say a burglary suspect is dead after drowning in a pond while running from officers.

Authorities in Warren County north of Cincinnati say they recovered the body of the suspect Saturday.

Hamilton Township police tell WCPO in Cincinnati (http://bit.ly/17BqFFh ) that the suspect initially fled officers by driving his truck into a field. He then ran away after the truck got stuck in the field.

Officers say they then heard the man yelling and saw him struggling to swim in the middle of a pond. They say by the time they got there he had gone underwater.

The man's name has not been released.

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Information from: WCPO-TV, http://www.wcpo.com

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