Oh goodie. Another cop and daddy chase. We haven't posted on one of those in a while. This time the daddy is identified as DAVID PHELPS. Nothing like never outgrowing the movies....
Man arrested after chase with 3-year-old son in truck
Filed by Chronicle-Telegram Staff February 26th, 2012
LORAIN — A Lorain father was charged with endangering his son after he led police on a short but reckless chase with his 3-year-old son in the vehicle, according to a police report.
The chase happened shortly after 8 p.m. Friday. According to police, dispatchers radioed that a man, later identified as David Phelps, 26, had threatened a woman at a home on Eastlawn Avenue and was last seen driving west on West Erie Avenue. Officers recognized that the man had been the subject of a manhunt by the Lorain Police Department Community Impact Unit for several weeks.
He had two warrants for his arrest, including one for grand theft auto.
Officers searched the area of the 1300 block of West Erie Street and eventually found Phelps near West Fifth Street. He was driving the truck that was the subject of the grand theft warrant.
When Phelps saw police, the report said, he sped off. After a series of quick and reckless turns at high speeds, Phelps drove into the driveway of a home on West Sixth Street and jumped out of the truck, police said.
He was soon caught by police, who tackled him in the street. Officers found his 3-year-old son and the child’s mother in the truck. They were unharmed, and the toddler and woman were released from the scene. A copy of the report was sent to Children Services.
Phelps was charged with endangering children, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, driving under suspension and reckless operation. He was also booked on the two outstanding warrants.