Warrant out for 20-year-old man connected to several crimes around Cleveland

Posted at 12:07 PM, Sep 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-23 09:34:39-04

Police are searching for a 20-year-old man whose crime spree has terrorized a Cleveland neighborhood this week and left one officer injured.

The suspect, Glen Adkins Jr., is wanted for crimes stretching back to the middle of 2016, according to court documents. 

In May 2016, Adkins was charged in with receiving stolen property in connection to a misappropriated Jeep he obtained.  Four months later he was charged with breaking and entering and grand theft for allegedly stealing a 2015 Chevrolet Equinox. In September 2016, Adkins was indicted for breaking and entering and theft for stealing tools, according to court documents.

More recently though, Adkins is wanted for his actions in the quiet neighborhood of Old Brooklyn.

On September 19, Adkins and two other suspects, identified only as a man and a woman, allegedly tried breaking into a home through the back door only to be confronted by the homeowner. 

The homeowner, who talked to News 5 this week but only wanted to be called "Dave," chased the suspects down the driveway to a white car.

Then the bullets started flying.

"The driver leaned out of the window and fired rounds at me," Dave said. 

Dave hid behind a tree dodging bullets that pierced his house and garage.

"If the tree wasn't in the yard, I'd be dead. I hid behind the tree and mother nature saved me,” Dave said.


The next day, Adkins was spotted by officers near East 74th Street and Covert Avenue.

An officer gave chase on foot and caught up to Adkins as he reached the driver side door of a white car parked nearby.

Adkins reached into the driver's side door and held onto the driver as both he and the car sped away.  The officer grappled with Adkins momentarily and was dragged a short distance before he let go and hit the ground.

The officer was treated for his injuries at a nearby hospital and released.

Charges were filed against Adkins for aggravated burglary, felonious assault, escape, resisting arrest and assault on a police officer.

Adkins has also been linked to additional burglaries, including one where a police officer's firearm was stolen. 

A $3500 reward has been offered for information leading to Adkin's arrest.  Tips can be called into Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463 or submitted at