UPDATE: Man, Woman Charged for Leading Police on Wrong-Way Chase Down U.S. 422
The information in this report is from the Solon Police Department
Updated at 2:16 p.m. Monday
A man and a woman were arrested Friday after leading police on a wrong-way chase down U.S. 422.
After an investigation, police released a statement saying they charged Lloyd M. Compton, 45, of Parma, with felony counts of recieving stolen property, fleeing police, and possession of crack cocaine. Compton's accomplice, Brittany S. Mallory, 25, of Cleveland, was charged with drug abuse for the crack cocaine.
At about 1:49 p.m. Friday, a Solon cop checked the license plate on a white Buick four-door car at SOM Center Road and 422.
The car was flagged as stolen, but when the officer went to pull it over, the driver of the stolen car didn't comply.
That was when things got dangerous. The driver crossed the median and began driving the wrong way in the highway traffic. Luckily, there were no collisions and no one was hurt during the chase.
The driver eventually jumped out of the car and fled on foot near the Banbury Court area off of Miles Road in Warrensville Heights.
Police eventually caught him there after residents showed officers where he was hiding in some bushes.
A female accomplice who remained in the car after it stopped was also arrested.
Police said Compton also had active arrest warrants (including 2 felony warrants) from multiple agencies for having dangerous drugs, assault, failure to appear and outstanding traffic warrants. He has an extensive criminal history to include arrests for attempted murder, felonious assault, robbery, burglary, drug possession, and domestic violence.