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Police and fire


Man sought after fleeing Ohio crash

Defiance County, Ohio, police are asking the public’s help in locating a man who fled from his car Sunday after driving off the roadway and striking a mailbox, utility pole and house.

Johnny G. Rakes, 37, was driving a 2006 Chrysler 300 on Indiana 111, near the Defiance/Paulding County Line, about 5 a.m. when he ran off the road, according to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

The Chrysler was heavily damaged in the crash, the release said.

Rakes, who was wearing blue jeans and a red Coca-Cola shirt, then fled on foot. He was last seen heading southbound on Indiana 111.

Anyone with information about Rakes’ whereabouts is asked to call the Ohio State Highway Patrol at 419-784-1025.