EAST LIVERPOOL - A man who ran from officers Thursday afternoon got more than he bargained for after choosing to flee when several officers and K-9 teams happened to be available for the chase.
While southbound on Blakely Street, Patrolman Steve Adkins noticed a man walking in the middle of the street. When the man, later identified as Ryan D. Blystone, 33, address not listed, saw the cruiser, he took off running, according to reports.
As he turned onto Grange Avenue, Blystone ran out of his sandals but continued about 25 yards on the street before going over a hillside, through a yard on Thompson Avenue and then south on Pennsylvania Avenue.
A man advised officers that their suspect had run through an empty lot and he had heard branches breaking, and officers set up a perimeter from Pennsylvania Avenue, College Street and Elm Street.
Detective Don Fickes saw Blystone running through the woods, and the K-9 teams that had been training at the city impound lot were called to the scene, where they announced several times that the canines were going to be let loose if he did not surrender.
Patrolman Jim Krawiec saw Blystone hiding and ordered him at gunpoint to show his hands, but Blystone jumped up and began running toward Pennsylvania Avenue, where Capt. Terry Faulkner encountered him, ordering him to stop.
When Blystone refused, Faulkner shot him with his Taser, taking him into custody.
It was discovered Blystone had active warrants for driving under suspension and failure to control, and when officers patted him down, they reported finding a baggy containing white residue in his pocket, resulting in a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was also charged with resisting arrest and obstructing official business.