WARREN TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – A suspect wanted on an attempted homicide charge in New Castle ran from police and crawled up onto a business’ roof in Warren Township, prompting a road closure, police say.
Police say they were looking for Omar Moore at about 9:30 a.m. Friday.
The chase began when investigators approached Moore at the Warren Heights apartment complex on Douglas Street NW. Then, Moore took off through the woods.
“He was wanted on serious felony charges. In the course of chasing him, he ran onto the properties of Glunt Industries,” said Trumbull County Sheriff Paul Monroe.
Moore crawled onto the roof of Glunt Industries, about one mile from Warren Heights.
North River Rd. NW was shut down for about an hour and neighbors were told to stay inside their homes.
“All hell broke loose. Cops were coming in here, fire trucks, SWAT,” said Jim Hawks who lives nearby.
Police said Moore eventually came down, turning himself into authorities without incident.
Several agencies were at the scene, including the Ohio State Highway Patrol, U.S. Marshals, Howland police, Warren Township police, Warren City police, Trumbull County Sheriff’s deputies and the Howland Fire Department.
He faces charges in New Castle of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, four counts of kidnapping, persons not to possess firearms, flight to avoid apprehension and fleeing and eluding.
New Castle police say Moore fired a handgun at a man and took a woman and three children against their will on September 25. He got away before police arrived.
About a month later, on October 24, police said Moore ran from a vehicle during a traffic stop in Lordstown.
“By taking him off the street, it takes the opportunity away from a criminal to commit further crimes to elude authorities,” said Trumbull County Sheriff Paul Monroe.
Moore will remain in the Trumbull County Jail until he can be extradited back to Pennsylvania.