Late in the morning on August 26, someone called the authorities and told them that a man holding a firearm was walking around their apartment complex.
Officers with the Portage Police Department went to the reported address to investigate.
When they arrived, the police saw a man leaving the property in a black Dodge Charger. They believed he was the person the caller reported.
The man reportedly sped away and forced the police to chase him.
According to reports, the suspect nearly struck more than one police vehicle as he tried to escape.
After the suspect drove through a patch of shrubbery, his vehicle became stuck.
The man allegedly ditched the stalled automobile and ran away from the scene. The police reported that they had to chase him as he ran through various apartment complexes.
When the police caught up to him, the man was ordered to keep his hands visible. It was reported that the suspect put his arms up and he was not holding anything.
He reportedly kept walking, and the police reported that they were forced to draw a gun to force the suspect to stop resisting.
The interior of the Charger was searched, and the police allegedly found approximately five ounces of marijuana, almost half an ounce of cocaine, ammunition, and a gun.
When they searched his residence, the authorities reported that they discovered a stash of marijuana and pills.
The suspect was placed under arrest for suspicion of possession of narcotics while in possession of a handgun, unlawful carrying of a handgun, dealing in marijuana, intimidation, resisting law enforcement using a vehicle, possession of a legend drug, and pointing a firearm, all felonies, and misdemeanor unlawful carrying of a handgun, resisting law enforcement, leaving the scene of an accident and reckless driving.
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