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Garfield Heights man charged after leading Elyria police on chase with 2 toddlers in the car

Posted at 9:10 AM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 09:10:53-04

ELYRIA, Ohio — A Garfield Heights man was arrested Tuesday after leading Elyria police on a chase into Cleveland with two children in the vehicle at the time of the pursuit, according to Elyria police.

Dvon Clark, 19, of Garfield Heights, was arrested and charged with the following:

  • 2 counts of felonious assault, a felony of the second-degree
  • Discharging a firearm on or near a prohibited place, a felony of the third degree
  • Tampering with evidence, a felony of the third degree
  • Carrying a concealed weapon, a felony of the fifth degree
  • Receiving stolen property (stolen vehicle), a felony of the fourth degree
  • Obstructing official business, a felony of the fifth degree
  • Failure to comply with an order of a police officer, a felony of the third degree
  • Endangering children, a misdemeanor of the first degree

Shortly after 3 p.m., police responded to the area of Melvyn Lane and Allen Street for reports of shots fired.

Officers were told the suspect, later identified as Clark, fled in a gray Toyota.

A traffic stop was attempted, but Clark allegedly refused to stop for officers, leading them on a chase into Cleveland.

Clark was arrested and taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit.

Unknown at the time during the pursuit, two children, ages 1 and 2, were in the vehicle.

Clark was taken into custody and is being held in the Lorain County Jail.