Cleveland-Area Man Takes Canton Police on I-77 Pursuit

CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – A 46-year-old man from the Cleveland area took Canton police on a 23-mile pursuit early Sunday morning.

Police say they finally stopped Dewitt Hammond Jr on I-77 near the Route 39 exit in Tuscarawas County.

The jail record indicates city police had Hammond pulled over, but he took off when officers saw a gun in the vehicle.

He faces weapons charges.

He’s being arraigned Tuesday morning.