ELYRIA — Two men stopped late Wednesday for failing to use a turn signal on Oberlin-Elyria Road are in a lot more trouble now since they took off for no apparent reason, sheriff’s deputies say.
The driver — Kebba Jamar Woodard, 32, a landscaper from Detroit — was charged with failing to use turn signals, reckless operation on the roadway, safety belts, obstructing official business and a felony count of failure to comply with officers.
His passenger, Dishon C. Longmire, 22, of Elyria, was charged with failing to wear a seat belt and two counts of obstructing official business.
Deputies stopped a white 1994 Buick about 10:33 p.m. on West Avenue and found Woodard and Longmire were not wearing seat belts, according to a sheriff’s report.
A computer check showed both men had clean records, but when they were asked to step out of the vehicle, Woodard drove off, the report said.
Two deputies had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit, according to the report. The car was chased into Elyria and two pedestrians crossing Ninth Street were nearly hit, according to the report.
Longmire jumped out of the car and ran south between houses, the report said, and Woodard finally stopped the car near Middle Avenue. Longmire was found hiding on West Avenue, the report said.
Both are scheduled to appear in Elyria Municipal Court on Nov. 8.