Suspect falls down ravine after leading Valley View police on a chase

Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 11:04 AM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland firefighters rescued a man Wednesday evening after he fell about 20-feet down a ravine in the city’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood.

According to Cleveland police, Alan Stinnett was fleeing from Valley View police when he drove the wrong way on to I-176 and Spring Street and jumped out of a stolen white pickup truck as it was still moving. The vehicle crashed into a concrete barrier and Stinnett jumped over the barrier and led police on a foot chase into a wooded area in the 4500 block of Hinckley Industrial Pkwy. around 10:15 p.m.

Police say Stinnett slipped down an embankment as he was running and as he was bit by a a police K9. He fell about 20 feet into the ravine along with the police dog who kept watch over the suspect as he lay on the ground unable to move.

Stinnett was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment and made his initial appearance in court on Thursday morning charged with fleeing and eluding, two counts of theft and breaking and entering.

Bond was set at $7,500 cash or surety. The case has been bound over to the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury.