Officers find drugs, cash, kitten in car after Trumbull County chase, police say

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He was running stop signs and red lights, reaching up to 70 to 75 miles per hour, dispatchers said

BROOKFIELD TWP., Ohio (WYTV) – A man was arrested early Wednesday after a police chase through parts of Trumbull County. When officers caught up to him, they said they found drugs, cash and a kitten in the car.

According to Trumbull County dispatch, police tried to pull over 19-year-old Edward Hammons about 1 a.m. for no tail lights near the Circle K on South Irvine.

Hammons took off and officers chased after him.

Police said Hammons was running stop signs and red lights. At one point, he was going 70 to 75 miles per hour, according to the dispatch report.

Hammons drove into Sharon, where three people jumped out of the car, police said.

Police followed him back into Ohio through Vienna, Howland and Warren. They said he was throwing things out of the car window.

Officers got Hammons blocked about 1:30 a.m. near Diehl South and Park roads on the Warren and Braceville township line.

Inside the car, police said they found two grams of suspected cocaine, $1,062 cash and a kitten.

“He said he was scared, didn’t have a license,” said Brookfield Township Police Chief Dan Faustino. “Upon getting the car stopped in Warren Township, they found cocaine and a large amount of cash in the car, so that probably had something else to do with him not stopping.”

The kitten is in a new home now.

Hammons was arrested and booked into the Trumbull County Jail on charges of failure to comply, driving under suspension and willful disregard of safety. He’s scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning for his arraignment.

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