YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Reports said police early Saturday managed to catch a car they have chased two previous times this month, finding two guns as well.
Clarence Bradley, 28, a passenger, was also arrested at about 2:45 a.m. at Glenwood and Mahoning avenues. He is expected to be arraigned Monday in municipal court on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and obstructing official business.
Bradley was arrested after police spotted the BMW he was in at East Lucius Avenue and Rush Boulevard. An officer pulled the car over because reports said it had been chased on Jan. 15 and Jan. 22, but both times it had gotten away.
The car stopped at first but then drove away, at one point driving at speeds of 100 miles per hour down Glenwood Avenue before it hit a curb and stopped at Glenwood and Mahoning avenues by Mill Creek Park.
Bradley and the driver both jumped out, and police managed to catch Bradley, but the driver got away.
Inside the car, officers found an AK-47-type semiautomatic rifle. On the pavement near the car was a .45-caliber pistol that reports said appeared to have been thrown out of the car. The gun was reported stolen last year out of Youngstown, reports said.
Bradley is not allowed to have a gun because of a 2014 conviction for aggravated robbery.
Noelle Haynes contributed to this report.