Mount Gilead Police apprehended three suspects on drug related charges this week – one of which was arrested after an extended flee from law enforcement officials.
Mohamed Mohamed of Grove City, Ohio, Adil Hassan of Columbus and Alinoor Alinoor of Gahanna, Ohio were arrested following an incident that extended from Tuesday night into the early hours of Wednesday morning.
On April 12 at approximately 9 p.m., the Mount Gilead Police Department responded to Discount Drug Mart on a report of a subject attempting to pass a fake prescription at the store’s pharmacy.
As the dispatched officer arrived at the store the male suspect fled, running out the back of the building.
Deputies from the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office were then called to assist MGPD.
Law enforcement began looking for the suspect in the area behind Kroger in Mount Gilead, as well as the area behind the Morrow County Hospital.
An off-duty deputy spotted a suspicious vehicle in the McDonald’s parking lot and reported it to police. Officers then stopped the vehicle, detaining the two of the three male subjects.
Within a few minutes of the arrest, officers were dispatched to a Morrow County residence on Township Road 127, after a resident reported a suspicious male subject in the area.
Police arrived and determined it was the suspect that fled from Discount Drug Mart.
The resident reported the suspect ran towards an adjacent creek and into a wooded area behind the home.
Officers, using-a K-9, were able to track the suspect a short distance but had to stop because of the high, swiftly moving water.
Later on April 13 at approximately 1:30 a.m., officers received a report of a suspicious person at the Duke & Duchess gas station in Mount Gilead.
The caller stated she believed it was the suspect from earlier that officers had been looking for, and he was getting into a vehicle. Officers then stopped the vehicle and took the suspect into custody without incident.
All three suspects are being held at the Morrow County Correctional Facility pending various drug related charges.