State Police: Grove City man wanted for attempted homicide now in custody

MERCER COUNTY, Pa. — A Grove City man is in custody for attempted criminal homicide charges after an incident on Sunday morning.

According to a release from Pennsylvania State Police, troopers responded to 255 Brent Road in Liberty Township to execute an arrest warrant on the suspect, 58-year-old John Barlow.

Police said there were multiple warrants out for Barlow at the time.

When troopers arrived at the residence, they located Barlow in a burgundy Chevrolet extended cab pickup truck.

The release said that troopers ordered Barlow out of the truck, but he failed to obey commands and started driving his vehicle around the property.

According to police, he fled the residence in his vehicle and a pursuit was initiated on nearby roadways. He drove off of the roadway and fled into an area of rough terrain.

Troopers located Barlow inside of the vehicle a ‘considerable distance’ from the roadway. The release said that troopers ordered him to exit the vehicle.

According to the release, Barlow failed to obey and drove directly at a state trooper, causing the responding officers to discharge their firearms.

Barlow then fled the scene in the truck.