Ohio troopers’ 100 mph chase through Strongsville, Brunswick ends in crash, arrests

Ohio Highway Patrol troopers arrested two men with several fake IDs and credit cards after a high-speed chase that ended with troopers crashing into the men’s SUV on Pearl Road in Brunswick.

The chase began after the men sped away from a trooper who said he “smelled weed” in their SUV at a rest stop on the Ohio Turnpike, according to the highway patrol.

Larel Littleton, of Edinburgh, Indiana, and Kijuan Clemons, of Riverdale Illinois, face several felony charges including counterfeiting, identity theft, obstructing official business, fleeing and eluding and tampering with evidence after their Feb. 9 arrest. But neither man is accused of using or possessing drugs.

Littleton, 28, is being held in Cuyahoga County Jail on $250,000 bond after his initial appearance in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court last week. Clemons, 24, was released after posting 10 percent of a $50,000 bond after his first appearance.

The case against the men was bound over to a county grand jury for consideration of felony charges.

Dashboard camera released to cleveland.com this shows the chase reached speeds of more than 100 mph on both the county’s highways and along Pearl Road through Strongsville, Brunswick and approaching Medina.

Sgt. Ray Santiago, a spokesman for the patrol’s Cleveland post, said the entire pursuit will be reviewed to ensure troopers followed pursuit policies.

Cleveland’s police department which generally only allows its officers to chase suspects of violent crimes, but troopers do not have such restrictions. Lt. Craig Cvetan said supervisors monitor pursuits and take into account the seriousness of the crime that precipitated the chase, the amount of traffic, road and weather conditions and whether troopers know the identity of the suspects.



By: ThisIsButter (40179.40)

Tags: Chase ends in crash

Location: Ohio