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Akron: Police pursue bulletproof vest-wearing suspect

3:24 PM, May 8, 2013   |    comments
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AKRON -- At 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, police tried 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 passenger was caught.

The suspect, Delvin J. Bland, 33, of Akron, 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.

WKYC-TV

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