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Cincinnati Police pursuit related to gang, drug investigation ends in Evanston

Chase went into Kentucky, back to Cincinnati
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Posted at 5:04 PM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 23:24:06-04

CINCINNATI — A suspect in a drug and gang investigation surrendered without incident after a pursuit that led police across state lines into Kentucky, Cincinnati Police spokesperson Lt. Stephen Saunders said.

The chase started on the west side of Cincinnati, made its way across state lines all the way down to Florence before the suspect got on I-75 Northbound, drove back across the river and was eventually arrested in Evanston.

Niko Adams, 22, was arrested in the 3000 block of Evanston Ave.

Cincinnati Police said Adams is charged with felony fleeing and eluding, and drug trafficking. Adams also had two felony warrants for burglary and theft offenses.

James Ratliff, who was working his normally quiet shift at a Fort Wright gas station, said he was surprised to see the chase go past.

“Around here, from where I’m from, that doesn’t happen a lot,” he said. “So, it’s definitely interesting.”

Adams was arrested without incident. The chase ended with no injuries.

“I don’t know who they were going after but it was serious,” Ratliff said. “I’m just glad everybody’s alright.”

Matthew Dowd and his coworkers at a local sandwich shop said they weren’t used to seeing anything like the chase feet from their door.

“It was crazy, brought a lot of spice into the work shift,” he said.