NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (Oct. 9, 2023) – An anonymous tip helped authorities catch the local man who went on the lam after signing himself out of the Eastern Ohio Correction Center in Wintersville.
The tipster contacted New Philadelphia Police around 6 o’clock Sunday evening after spotting 38-year-old Brian Mosher in Walmart, following him to the parking lot, and watching him and a female passenger drive away in a burned orange Camry with black rims.
Officer Mark Sadosksly came across the vehicle almost three hours later at the intersection of Front Avenue and Fourth Street NW. A pursuit ensued out West High, state Route 21, May Valley, and several other rural roads that ended on state Route 93 north of Baltic after the vehicle drove over spike strips deployed by Sugarcreek Police and became disabled.
Mosher is from Midvale and was ordered to undergo intensive supervision at the corrections center back in August after being convicted of forgery and petty theft. He signed himself out the morning of September 20th to visit family and was supposed to return that evening.
Mosher was arrested after the pursuit and booked into the Tuscarawas County Jail. The vehicle he was driving was reported stolen out of Harrison County and had to be towed away. Two passengers – a male and a female – claimed to have ingested drugs and were checked out by medics.