Man in custody after pursuit with police ends in crash in East Cleveland


EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – A man is in custody after a Thursday afternoon Police in East Cleveland Chase that ended in a crash in Cleveland.

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Police Chief Scott Gardner tells the Fox 8 I team The suspect, Destin Kelly, has been arrested on a variety of charges including taking stolen property, escaping and evading, and a serious attack on a peace officer. The chief said a loaded firearm, which was later learned to have been stolen, was also recovered.

The suspect’s name will be released as soon as charges are brought in court on Friday.

According to police, the chase began around 1:42 p.m. on Thursday when police were alerted to a vehicle that may have been involved in a crime in another community.

“Officers left the sign on the vehicle and the vehicle was reported stolen,” Gardner said. “Officers left their cruiser to interact with the driver of the vehicle. The man refused to leave or roll down the window. Then he started the vehicle and partially pinned the officer who was speaking to the driver. The driver also met a cruiser that had blocked him in the driveway. “

The East Cleveland police pursuit ends in a multi-vehicle accident

The chief added that the vehicle fled officers and landed on St. Clair near Blenheim in Cleveland.

Police said the suspect’s vehicle then hit a red jeep heading west on St. Clair. The red jeep hit a white vehicle that was also heading west on St. Clair.

Gardner said two people went to the hospital for a check-up. He didn’t think anyone was seriously hurt.

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