Jackson Township police release dash cam video of man driving stolen UPS truck
STARK COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - A man is behind bars after allegedly stealing a UPS truck, running from police, and then trying to break into other vehicles.
Jackson Township police said they spotted the stolen UPS truck at the intersection of Portage Street N.W. and Frank Avenue N.W. around 8 p.m. on Feb. 3.
According to police, officers tried pulling over the vehicle, but the driver, later identified as Trevis Lanier of Akron, allegedly refused to stop, at one point reaching 65 miles per hour.
After a short pursuit, police said Lanier crashed the UPS truck at Portage Street N.W. and Wales Avenue N.W.
Lanier then allegedly jumped out of the UPS truck and attempted to steal several other vehicles.
“Get on the ground," officers yelled as they chased on foot.
When he couldn’t steal another vehicle, police said Lanier took off on foot, but was quickly arrested.
The video appears to show officers using a taser as the suspect fled.
“Taster deployed. He’s on the ground,” an officer said.
A man believed to be the suspect repeatedly yelled “it was an accident” as police surrounded him.
Lanier is now locked up in the Stark County Jail and charged with obstructing official business and grand theft of a motor vehicle.
Police added they believe Lanier may be involved in other crimes in the area.
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