Friday, October 26, 2007


Two men fleeing from a Lorain County Deputy Sheriff early Friday morning attempted to make a turn onto 8th Street from East Ave but slammed into a house instead.

A Deputy Sheriff sitting at the intersection of East Ave and Fuller around 3:30 a.m. Friday morning observed a vehicle with no front license plate. When the Deputy attempted to stop the vehicle on East Ave the driver took off. Traveling north on East Ave the driver attempted to turn west on 8th Street but was going too fast to make the turn. The car drove across the lawn of 715 East Ave then buried itself in the front porch.

Lillie Jackson lives in the side-by-side duplex at 715 East Ave and was sleeping at the time of the crash. “I had just gotten to sleep not that long before the crash and I feel the house shake and this horrible noise. So I get up and opened the door to see what was going on, that is when the Officer told me to get back in the house and that they think someone in the car has a gun, so I did just what I was told.” Jackson is a receptionist and was due at work at 7:30 a.m. “I think I am going to be a little tired at work today, but I am just glad that nobody was hurt in all of this.”

Elyria Firefighters were called to the scene to check and secure the structure. Jackson said that the Firefighters checked her electrical boxes to make sure everything was ok.

Lieutenant Silva of the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office said that the Deputies found a 9mm high point handgun under the butt of the driver, 18-year-old Dashawn Martin. Martin faces multiple charges from the incident including, Fire Arms, Receiving Stolen Property, Failure to Comply, Failure to Control, Reckless Operation, No Operators License and Obstruction of Official Business.

The passenger, 18-year-old Tony Carter faces charges including, Receiving Stolen Property, Obstruction of Official Business and Weapons Under Disability.

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