O.C. police arrest man after chase that led to river

Oil City police were forced to chase a man into the Allegheny River late Tuesday afternoon after he fled from officers.
The officers were on patrol on the city’s South Side at about 5:25 p.m. when they saw Jerid Cochran, a man who police said is known to have burglary-related warrants out for his arrest.

The officers tried to stop Cochran on Pine Street when he fled, police said.

Cochran ran toward CVS and crossed over Route 62 while officers chased him on foot, then he ran into the Allegheny River before eventually giving up, police said.

Cochran was arraigned before district judge Andrew Fish on two charges of burglary and related offenses, police said. He was lodged in the Venango County jail after failing to post $100,000 bail.

Police were assisted by Oil City firefighters.