Police weren't able to a find a fleeing Norwalk drug defendant after three separate searches in the same vicinity Monday.
Logan M. Griggs, 19, most recently of 770 Peru Olena Road, is wanted on a possession of opiates warrant. Norwalk Municipal Court records indicate the warrant, which was issued Feb. 20, is in connection with a May 18, 2012 traffic stop by the state Highway Patrol.
Griggs ran from the Norwalk Police Department at 1:52 p.m. Detective Sgt. Seth Fry, in his report, referred to the Morley Drive incident as a "field interview."
"The detectives were out and saw him and another subject. They talked to him and Mr. Griggs fled," Capt. Eric Hipp said. "He fled on foot."
Police searched for Griggs until about 2:10.
"About 2:20, he was seen on South West Street. A citizen called it in as a suspicious person (complaint)," Hipp said.
When asked to be more specific, Hipp said the caller reported Griggs was "trying to hid himself."
"We were unable to find him again at that time," Hipp said.
Police got another crack at attempting to catch the suspect. At 2:45, an off-duty officer reported seeing Griggs at the St. Paul Cemetery.
Hipp said officers dispatched police dog Viper to the scene, who tracked Griggs to the woods behind the Huron County Fairgrounds.
"We searched until it was 10 minutes until 4," Hipp said.
Griggs is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He has brown hair and green eyes.
"He (last) was in blue jeans and a black shirt. He was carrying an orange shirt or coat with him," Hipp said.
Anybody with information on the whereabouts of Griggs is encouraged to call the Norwalk Police Department at (419) 668-3311.