Windham man leads police on chase from Newton Falls to Lordstown

The man was taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital after being caught in Lordstown.

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LORDSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A man led police on a chase that started in Newton Falls and ended in Lordstown, according to a police dispatch report.

Just after one this morning, a Newton Falls officer tried to stop a car with Freddie Rutherford of Windham inside, Newton Falls Police said.

Rutherford continued driving, and a woman threw a bag of out the door before falling out of the vehicle and running, the report said. The woman was caught and put in custody.

According to the report, officers chased Rutherford to Lordstown, and he got out of the car near Palmyra Road and Ernest Lyntz Road, where police caught him.

He was taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

Officers went back to retrieve the bag and suspected it was heroin, according to the report. Five other similar bags discovered by officers.

WKBN is getting more information on this incident and will continue to provide updates.

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