EAST LIVERPOOL - A city patrolman will be off duty for an unspecified amount of time after being injured during a foot pursuit Monday that ended when a city employee entered the chase and apprehended the suspect.
An officer saw Kenneth Bragg, 20, Pennsylvania Avenue, putting gas into a vehicle at the BP station and confirmed he had a warrant for his arrest.
By the time the officer was able to turn his cruiser around and go back, Bragg had left the gas station. Another officer spotted him southbound on Broadway, where Bragg exited the vehicle and began fleeing on foot toward Devon's Diamond. There, Patrolman Steve Adkins saw him running and ordered him to stop, but Bragg kept on, with Adkins in pursuit.
As they ran, Adkins said he felt his hamstring "let go," but he saw city employee Art Talbert in Peach Alley and asked for assistance.
Talbert chased Bragg to a residence on East Fifth Street, where he ran inside. Talbert brought Bragg back out, where he was arrested and charged with resisting arrest and driving under suspension.
Adkins will reportedly be off duty for awhile due to his pulled hamstring, according to another officer.