December 18, 2014

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Suspect who fled after traffic stop arrested

Tyrell Horton

Tyrell Horton

ELYRIA – A man who led police on a high-speed car chase following a routine traffic stop on Tuesday evening was taken into custody and charged for the incident on Thursday.

Tyrell Horton, 25, was charged with failure to comply and reckless operation at about 10:15 a.m. on Thursday near the intersection of Lorain Boulevard and North Ridge Road East.

The warrants for Horton were issued after an incident on Tuesday night when Horton was pulled over for nearly striking a police car when he tried to turn left from 11th Street onto West Avenue, according to police.

Officers who pulled Horton over discovered that he had a suspended license and smelled of alcohol. Horton passed field sobriety tests and police didn’t find anything suspicious in his car, leading officers to only issue Horton a citation for an expired license.

Horton cooperated with officers during the traffic stop and asked if he could get something out of his car. When he got to his car, Horton jumped inside and started driving.

Police followed Horton through downtown Elyria but stopped the chase when Horton, traveling about 70 miles per hour, turned eastbound on Hamilton Avenue.

Police issued warrants for his arrest and Horton was picked up on Thursday morning in Elyria.

He was taken to Lorain County Jail, where he was being held on a $11,250 bond on Thursday.

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