Man wanted for attempted murder of Linndale officer caught in Cleveland

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Torran Wallace (Photo courtesy Linndale police)

Torran Wallace (Photo courtesy Linndale police)

CLEVELAND- The man accused of trying to kill a Linndale police officer was arrested Tuesday morning.

Linndale police pulled over Torran M. Wallace for suspicion of drunken driving near Bellaire Road and Memphis Avenue on Jan. 17. But he refused to get out of his car and struggled with police.

U.S. Marshals said Wallace, 31, pulled an officer into his car and started to drive away. Another officer tried to help, but was hit when Wallace sped off. He eventually crashed into a house on West 44th Street in Cleveland and fled on foot.

U.S. Marshals tracked Wallace and arrested him at a home on West 126th Street in Cleveland early Tuesday morning.

“We are happy to report that no other injuries were sustained by members of Law Enforcement or the community when Mr. Wallace was arrested this morning. His violent criminal history posed a great risk to our officers and they used the early morning hours to their advantage to capture Wallace when he was sleeping,” U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said in a news release on Tuesday.

Wallace faces charges of attempted murder of a police officer, felonious assault of a police officer, felonious fleeing and obstruction of justice. Marshals said he’s also wanted by the Ohio Adult Parole Authority for violating his parole.

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