April 24, 2014

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Man tries to flee; captured after foot chase

A man accused of assaulting an Elyria police officer and then leading him on a foot chase around the city’s south side has been arrested on a playground in the Wilkes Villa housing complex.

Several police units, as well as sheriff’s deputies, were involved in the pursuit.

The incident happened after the officer tried to serve the man, whose name has not been released, a warrant.

The Elyria officer initially chasing the suspect dropped his handcuffs in the melee and they are believed to be stolen at this point.

For more on this developing story check the Friday Chronicle.