Chase and crash suspect answers to charges in a wheelchair

Suspected driver in chase and crash appears in court (WKRC)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - A man police say led them on a chase at speeds above 100 mph and crashed, appeared in court a month after the incident. Marlon Johnson has been in the hospital and appeared in court in a wheelchair.

Norwood police responded to Baker Street on October 8, after a couple people say Johnson threatened them with a gun.

Officers stopped a vehicle on Montgomery Road. An officer said he could smell alcohol on the driver. He asked Johnson if there was a gun in the vehicle, and if he did, told him not to reach for it.

The officer said Johnson was nervous and reached toward the center console. He's then accused of putting the car into drive and taking off.

The chase ended when police say Johnson's car slammed into another vehicle. That driver suffered broken bones and cuts.

Johnson's car then hit a utility pole and a building. A passenger in his car was thrown from the vehicle and was seriously injured.

Johnson was also taken to the hospital with a broken leg and broken hip. Johnson's attorney asked he be able to get a scheduled surgery in two days.

The judge ordered him held on $15,000 bond on the failure to comply charge. He also faces charges of aggravated vehicular assault.

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