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Man arrested by Massillon police after chase reaches speeds of 110 MPH

Police said a loaded handgun and marijuana were found in the suspect’s car.
A 51-year-old man is behind bars after leading Massillon police on a high-speed chase early...
A 51-year-old man is behind bars after leading Massillon police on a high-speed chase early Tuesday morning.(Source: Massillon Police Dept.)
Published: Nov. 20, 2021 at 1:46 PM EST
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MASSILLON, Ohio (WOIO) - A 51-year-old man is behind bars after leading Massillon police on a high-speed chase early Tuesday morning.

According to a police incident report, Frank Lloyd Woodland IV faces a slew of charges:

  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle
  • Having weapons under disability
  • Failure to comply
  • Speeding
  • Driving under suspension
  • Marked lanes

The report said an officer tried to pull Woodland over after watching his car go “all over the roadway” beyond the marked lanes.

The report also said Woodland was speeding and that the officer could smell marijuana coming off his vehicle.

When the officer turned on his lights, Woodland allegedly fled at speeds of 80 MPH before accelerating to 110 MPH, according to the report.

The pursuit came to an end after Woodland crashed his car head on into a guardrail, the officer wrote in the report.

Woodland was arrested, and according to the report, that’s when a second officer discovered a loaded handgun and marijuana in his car.

He initially claimed to police the gun wasn’t his, the report said, but later admitted it was in fact his gun.

Police took Woodland to a hospital before he was booked in the Stark County Jail.

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