Man al­legedly flees po­lice, faces felony charges

The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - LOCAL NEWS - Staff re­port

An Avon Lake man is fac­ing felony charges af­ter al­legedly flee­ing from po­lice.

David M. Benz, 41, was charged with flee­ing from po­lice, a fourth-de­gree felony, ob­struct­ing of­fi­cial busi­ness, a fifth-de­gree felony, driv­ing un­der sus­pen­sion, a first-de­gree mis­de­meanor, reck­less op­er­a­tion, op­er­at­ing in marked lanes, open con­tainer and speed, all mi­nor mis­de­meanors, ac­cord­ing to an Avon Lake po­lice re­port.

Of­fi­cers re­sponded at 12:57 a.m., Oct. 25, for a ha­rass­ment com­plaint.

Benz, the sub­ject of the com­plaint, was found driv­ing his 1995 black Ford F-150 on Moore Road near Lake Road, the re­port said.

He did not com­ply with of­fi­cers and led a chase that con­tin­ued into Sh­effield Lake, ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

Benz at­tempted to flee on foot, but was ar­rested shortly af­ter­ward, the re­port said.

Benz, who was in the Lorain County Jail on a $7,500 bond, must ap­pear at 10 a.m., Nov. 13, be­fore Avon Lake Mu­nic­i­pal Court Judge Dar­rel A. Bi­lancini.

Benz at­tempted to flee on foot, but was ar­rested shortly af­ter­ward, the re­port said.

Benz

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