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Homicide suspect in custody following chase, subsequent crash in Bainbridge Township

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Posted at 6:38 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 18:38:13-04

BAINBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A homicide suspect who eluded police officers following a chase and subsequent car crash in Geauga County Tuesday night has been apprehended, according to a news release from the Bainbridge Police Department.

At around 10 p.m. Tuesday, Bainbridge police received a mutual aid call regarding a homicide suspect who was driving east on U.S. Route 422 heading into their jurisdiction.

Just before the suspect vehicle crossed the Bainbridge border, Solon officers deployed stop-sticks which resulted in the car crossing over the Bainbridge line and hitting a guardrail and then crashing, authorities said.

The driver jumped out of the car and fled into a nearby housing development where police lost sight of them, authorities said.

Bainbridge police and other local agencies combed the area with K-9 units and used drones but were unable to locate the driver. Bainbridge police said dispatchers contacted residents in the area by utilizing reverse-911 calls and advised them to stay in their homes, according to authorities.

Wednesday, at around 6 a.m., an off-duty Bainbridge officer, who was heading into work, received information about the driver’s whereabouts. The driver was located and arrested and then turned over to the Cleveland Police Department.

Cleveland police have not provided any additional information regarding the driver or the homicide to which they are allegedly connected.

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