Man arrested after fleeing police in stolen vehicle

Man is possible suspect in series of local robberies

MOUNDSVILLE — A man is facing multiple charges after leading law enforcement on a chase Tuesday in Ohio and Marshall counties.

Koleton B. Caruso, 23, no address available, was arrested by Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies following the chase that injured one deputy, according to published reports.

Caruso allegedly stole a vehicle in Ohio County and fled law enforcement into Marshall County where he was eventually arrested early Tuesday.

He is lodged in the Northern Regional Jail on the charges of malicious assault, DOR/DUI, fleeing with reckless indifference, possession, fleeing from an officer, destruction of property, possession of a stolen vehicle and reckless driving.

Moundsville Police Department Chief Tom Mitchell said Caruso is also a possible suspect in three robberies that happened in the region though he has not yet been charged with those crimes. The Moundsville Kroger and Rich Oil gas station in Bellaire both were robbed Sunday and a Dollar General in Colerain was robbed Friday.

“While he was incarcerated for the chase, my guys connected the dots to look at him for the Kroger deal,” Mitchell said, referring to the burglary at the Moundsville store on Sunday night.

“The store closes at 10 p.m. It was around 11 p.m. when he (allegedly) went in with a ski mask and forced his way in the doors, and tried to get into places with cash. He (allegedly) had an altercation with employees.”

Mitchell said no one was injured in the Kroger incident.

“After he left, my officers figured out who he was,” he said.

Mitchell said Caruso could face the charges of burglary and larceny in Marshall County.

“We just want to let people know he is incarcerated currently and the public is safe from him,” he added.


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