Delphos man arrested after fleeing from police


DELPHOS — A man who fled briefly from Delphos police on Monday afternoon wound up later that day in jail facing a felony charge.

According to Delphos Police Chief Mark Slate, at approximately 12:58 p.m. Monday an officer observed Jason Sevitz, 36, of Delphos, traveling westbound on Fifth Street. The officer had knowledge that Sevitz was operating the vehicle without a valid driver’s license, the chief said.

The officer attempted to stop Sevitz, who fled northbound on Pierce Street, traveling through a construction area and a ‘Road Closed” sign at the corner of North Pierce and Eighth streets.

Sevitz continued into his residence in the 400 block of East Ninth Street, where he was taken into custody. He was booked into the Allen County jail on charges of failure to comply with the signal or order of a police officer, a third-degree felony, and driving under suspension, a first-degree misdemeanor.

Additional charges are being considered, police said.

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