Man accused in crash that killed YSU football player arrested after weekend chase

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — A man free on bond facing charges of killing a Youngstown State University football player in a traffic crash was arrested again over the weekend following a police chase.

Prosecutors in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Monday filed a motion to revoke the bond of Adrienne Washington, 19, who was booked into the county jail Saturday on charges of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, obstructing official business and possession of drugs.

His bond was set at $15,000 on the new charges by Magistrate Meghan Brundege. A hearing has not been scheduled yet for the bond reduction hearing.

Washington was arrested about 1:40 p.m. Saturday when officers tried to pull him over at Rush Boulevard and East Lucius Avenue for an improper turn.

Reports said Washington refused to stop and led officers to a drive in the 500 block of Palmer Avenue, where he got out of the car and ran away. He was eventually found on a porch in the 600 block of Roxbury Avenue and taken to the ground after he refused to allow himself to be taken into custody.

Washington was free on $75,000 bond he posted after he was arraigned in March in municipal court for the  Feb. 7 crash that killed Darius Shackleford, 24.

Reports said Washington was driving north on Albert Street and ran a red light in front of a city police officer. The officer went to turn around, but before he could pull Washington over, Washington’s car collided with Shackleford’s car, which was going west through a green light at Albert Street and McGuffey Road.

Shackleford died in the crash. Washington tried to run away but was caught, according to police. He was questioned that night and released, but he turned himself in a few days after police charged him on March 2.

He was indicted April 1 by a grand jury on charges of involuntary manslaughter, failure to comply with an order or signal of police, aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular manslaughter.

An internal affairs investigation by police cleared the officer of any wrongdoing, saying everything happened too quickly after he tried to pull Washington over.

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