Stolen ATV Wrecked by Suspect

by Danielle Cotterman on January 24, 2012 at 7:27 am

A man is in serious condition after authorities say he wrecked a stolen ATV.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz said at about 10:30 Tuesday morning deputies spotted a man on a red 4-wheeler matching the description of the bike stolen from a Philo resident last week.

When a deputy attempted to pull over the man, Lutz said he took off behind a home and entered the woods. Officers continued searching the area and at about 11 o’clock the suspect was spotted again, entering the roadway and taking off at a high rate of speed.

Lutz said a few moments later he encountered the suspect at the intersection of Denis Road and East Darlington- where the suspect lost control and wrecked the bike.

Lutz said the man, who’s name is not being released, was not wearing a helmet and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.