Lake County Sheriff: Man arrested after chase on ATV

10:26 AM, Jan 8, 2013   |    comments
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PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP -- Deputies investigated a break-in Friday at a trailer that the Lake County Health Department had recently condemned because it was a suspected meth lab.

As deputies arrived at the trailer on Huntington, a man fled on an ATV.

Deputies chased the man into Painesville.  They found him,  on his ATV, disabled in a snow drift.  The man then ran away.

Other police agencies got involved in the chase, which took them across Route 2.

The man was eventually arrested hiding under some brush.

Officers arrested James L. McElroy Jr., of Painesville Township, 29.  He's charged with criminal trespassing, failure to comply with the signal of a police officer and drug trafficking.

McElroy is being held in the Lake County jail.



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