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Man who cut off ankle monitor, fled from court captured by U.S. Marshals

Posted at 3:24 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 15:24:37-04

CLEVELAND — The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force has arrested a man who has been on the run after he cut off an ankle monitor and fled from police custody during a jury trial.

Lameer Kidd, 25, was in court on charges of abduction, kidnapping, burglary and violating a protection order after he allegedly walked into his girlfriend’s workplace, grabbed her and then forced her into a nearby car, authorities said.

After he was initially arrested, he bonded out of jail under the condition that he wear an ankle monitor. While the jury was deliberating on his case, authorities said that he cut off the monitor and then never returned to court.

He was subsequently found guilty of aggravated burglary, assault and abduction.

Kidd was arrested Wednesday in the 1700 block of East 9th Street and taken to the county jail to await sentencing, authorities said.

U.S. Marshal Peter Elliott stated, “This fugitive thought he could run from the consequences of his violent actions, but due to the efforts of our fugitive task force he is in custody awaiting sentencing for the crimes the jury found him guilty of.”