BETHEL TOWNSHIP — At 12:36 a.m. Wednesday, a deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for registration violation in Bethel Township.
The vehicle continued for a distance without pulling over. Just as the vehicle was entering Huber Heights on State Route 202, the vehicle stopped and the male driver exited the vehicle and began running. A female remained inside the vehicle.
The deputy chased after the subject on foot, observing the subject jump into a retention pond. The deputy ordered the subject out of the pond and the subject complied stating he had ran because he had an outstanding warrant.
An off-duty Dayton police officer stopped and assisted the deputy taking the subject into custody.
The female subject remained inside the vehicle which smelled of marijuana. The male subject was identified as Joseph M. Jackson, 37, of Dayton. An arrest warrant was confirmed on Jackson for failure to appear on a theft charge out of Miami County Municipal Court.
Located inside the vehicle, deputies found suspected cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, hashish, Xanax tablets, diazepam tablets and marijuana.
Jackson was incarcerated into the Miami County jail for multiple counts of possession of narcotics, driving under suspension and other traffic infractions, along with the warrant.
The female subject was released.