Lorain fugitive arrested after chase
A fugitive accused of assaulting a
Lorain police officer was arrested following a police pursuit Dec. 5, according to a news release from Elyria police.
At 2:55 p.m., Elyria Police Narcotics detectives received a tip that Kenadrew Clark, 23, was staying in a Washington Avenue apartment in Elyria.
Clark had an active warrant for his arrest through the Lorain Police Department for felonious assault on a police officer stemming from a Nov. 24 incident in Lorain, the release said.
Detectives along with officers from the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Fugitive Task Force-Lorain County Division set up in the area.
Detectives observed Clark exiting a parking lot.
After initiating a traffic stop, Clark accelerated in an attempt to flee from officers, the release said.
In the area of Harrison Street and Glenwood Avenue, Clark lost control of the Civic, veering off the road and striking a tree and landing upside down.
Clark continued efforts to resist, according to the release. Following a brief struggle, Clark was taken into custody.
Clark is facing felony counts of aggravated vehicular assault, failure to comply with order or signal of police, obstructing official business.
He has felony warrants through the Lorain Police Department including assault on a police officer.
Clark also is facing misdemeanor counts of driving under suspension, operation in willful and wanton disregard of the safety of person, and has bench warrants for obstructing official business and driving under suspension.
A female and a male also were inside the vehicle.
Clark and the male passenger were taken to the hospital for injuries suffered during the accident. Both were later treated and released.
The female passenger complained of injury, but refused treatment at the scene, according to the release. After his release from the hospital, Clark was transported to the Lorain County Jail.
Clark was arraigned Dec. 6 in Elyria Municipal Court and is being held on $110,000 bond, according to court officials.
His next court appearance is Dec. 12.
“Officers should be commended for locating and placing a very dangerous individual into custody,” said Elyria police Capt. Chris Costantino in the release. “Clark’s wanton disregard for the safety of others (including the passengers in his vehicle) was clearly evident in his actions during this incident. Our community is much safer with him in custody and off our streets.”