NEWTON FALLS, Ohio (WKBN) – A Newton Falls man was arrested after police said he broke into two vehicles and was chased by a witness early Sunday morning.
Police joined the witness in the chase on West River Road near Fifth Street. An officer struck the suspect, Jeremy Adams, with a taser several times until he complied with orders. After a struggle, he was handcuffed.
Police said Adams was found with a stolen cell phone and a knife. Other stolen items were found nearby.
A man told police that he heard his neighbor’s dog barking and noticed Adams in his son’s car when he looked out the window. He said he confronted Adams but noticed he had a knife, so he let him get away.
The man who chased Adams told police he also witnessed Adams breaking into another vehicle at which time he started chasing him.
Adams was taken to the hospital for his injuries but left before officers could arrest him. He was found later that day hiding in a South Canal Street home.
He was taken to Trumbull County Jail, where he remained Wednesday on aggravated assault, disrupting public service, resisting arrest, falsification, theft, assault and driving under suspension charges.
Adams is scheduled to appear in Newton Falls Municipal Court at 11 a.m. October 6 for a preliminary hearing.