Campbell police chase, mud brawl ends in arrest

The ATV operator was driving erratically and nearly hit several vehicles

Jesus Febres

CAMPBELL, Ohio (WKBN) – A high-speed police chase through the streets of Campbell, which resulted in near-misses with other vehicles, ended up in a mud brawl and arrest.

Officers were called Wednesday about 10 a.m. to the area of 16th Street for a an ATV operator, identified as Jesus Febres, 18, who was riding through yards, creating muddy ruts in the grass. Police followed Febres with their lights and sirens on, but he refused to stop, according to a police report.

Febres continued to elude officers and drove at a high rate of speed through several streets, nearly hitting other vehicles and ignoring stop signs and traffic signals.

Additional police units were dispatched and Febres was chased down on 15th Street where he finally hit a sewer basin, which propelled him off of the four-wheeler. But that didn’t stop him. According to police, Febres got up and began running from them on foot. Officers chased him into nearby woods, but the wet, muddy conditions slowed officers and Febres, which led to his capture.

Police noted in their report that Febres continued to be combative during his arrest and fell to the muddy ground, pulling an officer with him.

During the foot chase, an officer fell into wet, muddy water damaging his equipment. A Taser and police radio were damaged.

Febres was charged with failure to comply with a police order, resisting arrest, driving without a license, and criminal trespass. He is scheduled to appear in Campbell Municipal Court on Friday.

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