Springfield man faces 24 charges after chase, alleged drug deals

Louis R. Gibson

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Louis R. Gibson

A Springfield man with multiple warrants faces charges after he allegedly led police on a chase through Springfield and was later found in a home on Clifton Avenue.

Louis R. Gibson, 29, of 314 Neosha Ave., faces more than 24 charges, including six criminal charges stemming from the chase on Tuesday evening. He pleaded not guilty in Clark County Municipal Court on Wednesday. Bond was set at $40,150.

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Springfield Police officers were dispatched to the area of Elder and Buckeye streets to assist deputies following a man who was parked in a car nearby and allegedly had multiple outstanding warrants, including on drug trafficking charges, according to court records.

Officers chased Gibson to the area of East Euclid and East Grand avenues, where he allegedly stopped his car and fled on foot. The officers followed the suspect to the 1100 block of Clifton Avenue, where they set up a perimeter.

While searching the area with a K9 officer, they heard a woman inside a nearby home yell, “Get out of my house!” Gibson then fled from the home and officers arrested him.

Gibson was allegedly found with a 14-gram bag of marijuana, two bags of heroin totaling about five grams, two cell phones and money, court records say.

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Officers later spoke with a woman inside the home who said Gibson allegedly entered the home without her permission and told her he was being chased by people with guns, court records say. Gibson allegedly offered to pay her to allow him to stay in the home, but police said she refused and screamed at him to get out of their home.

Court records also say Gibson allegedly sold heroin to a criminal informant in September. The alleged sale of fentanyl and carfentanil was made in a business parking lot about 715 feet from Hayward Middle School, according to court records.

Gibson remains in the Clark County Jail.


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