Sentencing for man convicted of pointing gun at Cleveland police officer

Published: Mar. 13, 2023 at 7:54 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 13, 2023 at 2:43 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A 24-year-old South Euclid man was sentenced Monday by Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge John Russo to nine years in prison for pointing a gun at a Cleveland police officer.

Anthony Bonner pleaded guilty in February to leading police and troopers on a high-speed chase that led to a stand-off on Cleveland’s East Side last April.

Bonner was convicted of having weapons under disability, failure to comply with the order of a police officer and receiving stolen property.

A video that went viral on social media, showed Bonner sitting in a vehicle and pointing a gun at a Cleveland police officer sitting in his cruiser.

Investigators identified Bonner as the suspect and on April 22, 2022, his vehicle was spotted in Euclid.

Bonner refused to pull over for Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers and Euclid police. He then led them on a chase to a home in the 6900 block of Colfax Rd., in Cleveland’s Kinsman neighborhood.

SWAT officers were called to the scene and Bonner was taken into custody several hours later.

Anthony Bonner
Anthony Bonner((Source: Cuyahoga County Sheriff))