Fleeing Fugitive Bitten by Local Police K-9

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Lawrence Seghetti II (Photo Credit: Mentor Police Department)

Lawrence Seghetti II (Photo Credit: Mentor Police Department)

Lawrence Seghetti II (Photo Credit: Mentor Police Department)

MENTOR, Ohio — A wanted fugitive learned the hard way after running from police in Mentor late Sunday night.

According to Mentor police, it started on Munson Road when officers tried to stop 30-year-old Lawrence Seghetti II, who had an active warrant for his arrest with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Seghetti allegedly pulled over, then took off, leaving his parked car on Munson Road.

Officers chased him to a nearby apartment complex, where one of them sustained cuts and bruises after scaling a fence.

After a few hours, police saw someone who looked like Seghetti enter his home.  A roommate allowed officers to enter the home, and Titan, the MPD’s K-9, tracked Seghetti’s scent to his bedroom.

According to Mentor police, Seghetti wouldn’t come out, so they had to knock down his door. That’s when, police say, Titan bit Seghetti on the arm and leg.

He was taken to a local hospital, where his was treated for bites and released.

Seghetti has been charged with a felony count of obstructing official business, resisting arrest and driving with a suspended license.

He’s being held in the Lorain County Jail.