December 21, 2014

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Drug trafficking suspect’s escape attempt fails

Trenton Bracy

Trenton Bracy

LORAIN — A man who was arrested on drug trafficking charges Friday ran from police and threw himself against his mother’s apartment door in a failed attempt to escape.

Trenton Bracy, 20, of 219 East Erie Ave., Lorain, was charged with trafficking heroin and marijuana, possession of criminal tools, attempted escape, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer. The drug charges were the result of a monthlong investigation into Bracy’s trafficking activity.

According to Lorain police Sgt. Tom Nimon, police were familiar with Bracy and, believing that he was trafficking drugs, began an investigation of Bracy in November. They were granted arrest and search warrants. Friday, they found Bracy in his car at the corner of East Erie Avenue and Colorado Avenue. Police seized the car, handcuffed Bracy and took him with them to search the apartment at 219 East Erie Ave.

However, police were surprised when they arrived at the apartment complex and a previously docile Bracy ran from police toward his mother’s apartment, where he threw himself against the door of her unit.

“Up until that point, he was perfectly fine … he tried to bust through the door with his whole body,” Nimon said, adding that Bracy was still handcuffed at that point and couldn’t get in.

When police tried to calm him down, he started kicking them.

Police were finally able to subdue Bracy and search the apartment, where they found 3½ pounds of marijuana, thousands of dollars worth of heroin and $12,200 in cash, Nimon said.

Bracy is being held at Lorain County Jail on a $1 million bond.

Contact Anna Merriman at 329-7245 or amerriman@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnaLMerriman.