Boardman man accused of leading cops on chase through Campbell, Youngstown, Mill Creek Park
A Boardman man spent the night in jail after police say he led them on a chase from Campbell, through Youngstown’s West Side, and into Mill Creek Park.
Police say 23-year-old Marquell Armor was driving a Chevy with a broken tail light that an officer tried to pull over along Courtland Avenue Thursday afternoon.
According to a police report, the car pulled into the Blaze Oil parking lot before heading west on McCartney Road, ignoring the police cruiser’s lights and siren.
A State Trooper joined the chase as Armor allegedly ran through several stop lights and stop signs, forcing another car off Meridian Road.
Police say the Chevy nearly struck a Mill Creek Park Police cruiser head-on when the pursuit went into the park.
When the car finally stopped near Glenwood and LaClede Avenues, police say Armor refused to exit the vehicle.
A Campbell Police officer used a baton to smash the driver’s side window and placed Armour in handcuffs.
A search of the car turned up a baggie containing nearly 4-and-a-half grams of marijuana and $1,726.
Armour was booked into the county jail on charges of failing to comply with police, drug possession, and obstructing official business. He was also cited for the broken tail light and driving with a suspended license.
He is scheduled to answer the charges in Campbell Municipal Court on Friday.