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Akron police arrest man after high speed car chase

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Delvin Bland (Source: Akron Police) Delvin Bland (Source: Akron Police)
AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

Police have a 33-year-old man in custody after a high speed chase.

It happened around 2:30 Tuesday morning, when Akron Police Officers attempted to stop a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Copley Road.

The driver of the vehicle turned southbound onto Greenwood Avenue, where the front seat passenger ran from the car. After a brief foot chase, the suspect was apprehended.

The suspect, Delvin J. Bland, of Frederick Boulevard, was wearing a bulletproof vest and had marijuana and digital scales in his possession.

Officers later recovered a loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol in a back yard on Greenwood Avenue. The handgun was found directly in the path Bland was running.

Bland was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, having a weapon while under disability, tampering with evidence, possession of criminal tools, obstructing official business, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and improperly handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle. 

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