Man Accused of Ramming Police Cruiser Arrested

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Antonio Armstrong (Photo from Willoughby police)

CLEVELAND– A man wanted in a high speed car chase was arrested Monday, according to the U.S. Marshals led Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.

Antonio Armstrong, 28, was found in the attic of a family member’s home on West 58th Street in Cleveland.

The task force had been looking for Armstrong since January 7, after he allegedly led police on a high speed chase that involved him ramming a police vehicle and driving the wrong way on I-90.

The chase ended in a fiery crash and Armstrong escaped.

Willoughby police originally stopped him at a hotel where they say he’d gone to meet a prostitute.

Authorities said Armstrong was already wanted for kidnapping; the chase added other offenses, including felonious assault on a peace officer, felony fleeing and eluding and hit and run.

During the investigation, task force members also arrested the mother of Armstrong’s two children, for hindering the investigation and providing false information to investigators.