WCSO Has apprehended Matthew Stoughton after afoot pursuit in the area of Kahler Road and Bradner Road.
At 0917 hours, the Jak’s Pharmacy located at the Wood County Hospital was robbed at gunpoint. The suspect, who is identified as Matthew Stoughton, entered the pharmacy with a handgun and demanded prescription drugs. Stoughton then fled the scene. A short time later, Stoughton was observed driving a vehicle and Bowling Green Police Division initiated a traffic stop which resulted in a vehicle pursuit. The pursuit ended at the intersection of Bradner and Eisenhour Roads near Pemberville in rural Wood County. After Stoughton crashed the vehicle he then fled the area on foot. It is asked that citizens stay clear of this area at this time.
Stoughton is considered armed and dangerous. Citizens are urged not to take any enforcement action based on the information provided here. If you have any information on the whereabouts of this suspect contact the Bowling Green Police Division at 419-352-2571 or your local law enforcement agency.
BGPD is investigating two separate reports of scrap aluminum theft from a local business, with both thefts possibly being committed by the same individual. BGPD is requesting assistance in identifying the individual in the attached photos, as he is a person of interest in the report. If anyone has any information on the suspect or vehicle, please notify BGPD at 419-352-1131.