LINNDALE, OH (WOIO) - Just before 3:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, members of the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested 31 year old Torran M. Wallace. Wallace was wanted by the Linndale Police Department for attempted murder of a police office, felonious assault of a police officer, felonious fleeing and obstruction. Wallace was also wanted by the Ohio Adult Parole Authority for violations of his parole conditions.
On January 17, 2015, officers from the Linndale Police Department attempted to pull Wallace over for suspicion of drunk driving in the area of Bellaire Road and Memphis Ave. When an officer instructed Wallace to exit the vehicle, Wallace refused and a struggle ensued. Wallace allegedly pulled the officer into the vehicle and began to drive away. Another responding officer attempted to rescue the officer from the moving vehicle but was stuck as the vehicle sped off. Both Officers managed to free themselves from Wallace and radioed for help. Wallace eventually crashed his vehicle into a home on West 44th Street in Cleveland, where he fled on foot.
Soon after the incident, Linndale Police Chief Tim Franczak contacted the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force to locate and apprehend Wallace. Members of the task force ultimately located Wallace in the early hours of Tuesday morning at a friend's home located on the 3400 Block of West 126th Street in Cleveland. Wallace was apprehended without incident and transported to the Linndale Police Department.
Linndale Police Chief Tim Franczak said, "The safety of our officers and the members of this community is our number one priority. When someone jeopardizes their safety, we will do everything in our power to bring violators to justice. This includes involving our partners at the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force."
U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said, "We are happy to report that no other injuries were sustained by members of Law Enforcement or the community when Mr. Wallace was arrested this morning. His violent criminal history posed a great risk to our officers and they used the early morning hours to their advantage to capture Wallace when he was sleeping."
Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833). You may also anonymously text in a tip by texting the keyword "WANTED" and your tip to TIP411 (847411), or you can send a web tip at the following webpage http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/index.html. Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.