STOW, Ohio — The U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested a man Friday who police say struck an officer with a car last week while fleeing a traffic stop.
The suspect, Jevonte S. Jones, was taken into custody Thursday. According to Stow Municipal Court records, Jones is charged with failure to comply with police, a third-degree felony; aggravated vehicular assault, a third-degree felony; stopping after accident, a fourth-degree felony; and obstructing official business. a fifth-degree felony.
Jones is currently being held in the Stow City Jail in lieu of a $500,000 bond.
The incident happened on April 9 around 7 p.m. Authorities said an officer initiated a traffic stop on the car Jones was in, but he drove off. A second officer got out of their vehicle to put down stop-sticks and was hit by Jones' car. The car then fled the scene.
Jones was later identified as the suspect, and a warrant for his arrest was issued on Tuesday.
The officer was treated at a nearby hospital and was stable, police said.
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