Sandusky police arrest wanted man after he flees while carrying three-month-old child

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Courtesy Erie County Sheriff's Office.

SANDUSKY, Ohio – Kenneth Rice, 27, was arrested after an altercation with police resulting in police having to taser him.

Rice had three outstanding warrants for his arrest; one for aggravated robbery, one for aggravated burglary and one for felonious assault.

According to Sandusky police, an officer spotted a car known to belong to the mother of Rice’s three-month-old child. He watched the car to observe if Rice was inside.

Police observed Rice drive around an apartment complex before stopping and exiting the vehicle with the child. Rice spotted police following him and began to flee toward to second level of the apartment building.

When police arrived on the second level, Rice had placed the child on the ground. The child was inside of a car seat during the entire ordeal.

Police observed Rice attempting to kick in the door of an apartment, and told him to get on the ground. His previous warrants led police to believe he possibly had a firearm.

Rice resisted orders, prompting officers to taser him.

Kenneth was charged with the three previous charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, felonious assault. He was also charged with attempted burglary, obstructing official business, child endangerment and resisting arrest. He is currently being held at the Erie County Sheriff’s Office on $87,610 dollars bond.

The child’s mother has the baby, but Children’s Services were contacted.