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Suspect Caught in Covington After Chase Begins in Cincinnati

Multiple blocks in Downtown Covington were swarmed by police late Friday morning and early afternoon after a suspect fled from police in Cincinnati.

Officers on the scene told The River City News that the suspect may have been involved in a possible shooting on the other side of the river before fleeing to Covington. His black BMW stopped on East Fifth Street between Madison Avenue and Scott Boulevard where there suspect fled on foot.

That report was later amended by Covington Police Chief Spike Jones who said that Covington received word from Cincinnati Police that the suspect may have brandished a weapon on the other side of the river.

A weapon was never located.

Covington Police arrested Jvonnie Chandler, 18, shortly after he fled his vehicle. He is at the Kenton County Detention Center and faces charges of fleeing/evading police on foot (second degree), possession of marijuana, possession of a first degree controlled substance (heroin), and drug paraphernalia.

Chandler is scheduled to appear in court on Monday morning.

Multiple units remained Downtown early Friday afternoon in search of a gun that the suspect may have tossed. Officers were looking in buildings on Fifth Street as possible places that the suspect may have entered before his capture.

Units were on Fifth, Madison, and Sixth Street well past noon. Readers also reported seeing at least one helicopter circling the vicinity. Jones said Covington Police were assisted by a Hamilton County Sheriff's helicopter in the pursuit.

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Jvonnie Chandler/Kenton Co. Detention Center

This story has been updated.

-Michael Monks, editor