A man allegedly involved in a shooting incident at Tappan Lake on Monday, July 23 was arrested in Coshocton County following a high-speed pursuit that spanned portions of three counties and ended in a crash near the Coshocton-Tuscarawas county line.
Kenneth Swick was taken into custody just after 10:30 p.m. following a manhunt that ended when Coshocton County K-9 unit Dingo tracked the suspect down in a wooded area near the intersection of U.S. 36 and Township Road 104.
Swick reportedly suffered minor injuries including dog bites after being located by Dingo. He was transported to Coshocton Hospital for treatment.
According to reports, the incident involving Swick and a Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District officer occurred before 9 p.m. and involved multiple shots being fired, although authorities have yet to release how many shots, if any, were fired by the officer or Swick.
Reports indicate Swick, who was wanted on an arrest warrant, was armed with an assault-style rifle.
After shots were fired, Swick allegedly stole a vehicle and fled the scene, but not before reportedly striking the officer's vehicle. The officer is alleged to have fired multiple shots at Swick.
From there, Swick led authorities including sheriff's deputies, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers and police officers, on a pursuit through Harrison, Tuscarawas and Coshocton counties.
Swick reportedly crashed the car he was driving in Oxford Township in Coshocton County before fleeing on foot into a nearby wooded area.
A helicopter and additional K-9 units were utilized during the manhunt for Swick.
No weapon was found in Swick's possession or the surrounding area at the time of his arrest.
Neither Swick's age nor hometown were available.
Swick remained incarcerated in the Coshocton County jail.