UPDATED: 8:49 p.m., Saturday:
According to a court docket, Jason Ottinger, 46, of Middletown Township, was arrested Saturday and arraigned at 7:40 p.m. before on-call District Judge Daniel Finello.
Ottinger’s bail was set at 10 percent of $25,000.
A 46-year-old Middletown Township man is wanted by Newtown Township police after he allegedly fled from them Thursday.
Jason Ottinger is wanted on charges of carrying a firearm without a license, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, and other offenses.
Newtown Township police said that on Thursday around 10 p.m. an officer spotted Ottinger’s black Ford pickup truck speeding on the Newtown Bypass near South Sycamore Street.
The officer pulled a traffic stop and the pickup stopped on Parkview Way.
As the officer conducted the stop, Ottinger refused to cooperate. A firearm was spotted in the vehicle and the 46 year old was ordered out of the truck, police said.
Ottinger did not listen and fled the scene, causing a chase through the Tyler Walk neighborhood and back onto the Newtown Bypass, police said.
Officers ended the chase due to safety concerns, police said.
Ottinger continued toward Northampton and was not located on Thursday night, police said.
On Friday, police were called for a gun found in the Tyler Walk development, but the firearm did not match the one spotted in Ottinger’s truck. Police said they are unsure if the found weapon is connected to Ottinger.
Thursday’s high-risk warrant service was in an effort to find Ottinger. It brought out multiple police agencies, two large armored trucks, and closed West Maple Avenue for several hours.
Anyone with information on Ottinger’s whereabouts has beenrbeen asked to call the Newtown Township Police Department at 215-328-8524, dial 911, or click “submit a tip” on Crimewatch.