Man arrested following chase Thursday evening

Photo courtesy: Kosciusko County Sheriff's Office
KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. – A man was arrested on Thursday after he allegedly led police on a chase and eventually led them to items connected to 20 burglaries, the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office announced.

At 5 p.m., law enforcement were notified of a vehicle possibly containing a wanted person traveling east on U.S. 30 in western Kosciusko County.

An off-duty deputy found the vehicle, a Lincoln MKZ, at C.R. 150 W.

The MKZ allegedly didn’t stop for responding law enforcement and a chase began.

The driver of the MKZ, later identified as 47-year-old Randall Earl Koth of Syracuse, let two female passengers out of the vehicle near C.R. 200 N. before continuing east on U.S. 30 to S.R. 13.

Koth then drove north on S.R. 13 to Old Road 30 and allegedly damaged a cemetery in the area.

He led officers to S.R. 5 and stopped the vehicle on Epworth Forest Road west of C.R. 875 E, reports said.

Koth then allegedly ran from the vehicle for a short time before being caught in a wooded area.

Law enforcement found multiple narcotics inside the vehicle, reports said.

Koth also led law enforcement to the recovery of items from about 20 burglaries in the North Webster, Milford, Syracuse, and Warsaw areas.

Koth was arrested on the charges of burglary and theft.

Additional charges are pending.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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