Murder suspect arrested after chase arraigned in court

By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email
By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email

A suspect in a murder in Ohio pleaded not guilty to three charges he now faces in Kentucky, after leading police on a chase along I-75.

Kortz was arrested Sunday in Scott County, after deputies spotted his blue Dodge Durango on the interstate.

The Scott County Sheriff's Department says they were able to track Kortz in the county because he'd been using his cell phone.

A sheriff's deputy finally bumped Kortz's SUV, causing him to crash just north of Exit 126.

That's where Kortz was arrested.

Kortz is accused of murdering his friend and neighbor, 48-year-old Michael Hollow, in Moraine, Ohio.

In Scott County, Kortz faces charges of fleeing and evading, wanton endangerment, and criminal mischief.

Police say Kortz also had a loaded gun in the front seat of his SUV when he was caught.

Kortz will have a preliminary hearing Thursday, September 30th in connection to the Scott County charges; authorities believe it will also include talk of when Kortz will be extradited back to Ohio to face the murder charge.


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