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Cleveland police detective arrested on weapons charges, disorderly conduct in Cuyahoga Falls

Christopher Ereg has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the criminal case and an internal review.

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — A Cleveland police detective is facing several weapons and intoxication charges after being arrested in the early morning hours of Saturday at a bar in Cuyahoga Falls.

According to a report from the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department, 48-year-old Christopher Ereg refused to leave the Red Fox Sports Pub & Grille on State Road and was harassing patrons and staff. Officers arrived at around 12:30 a.m. and discovered that Ereg was carrying a concealed firearm. He was arrested and admitted to Cuyahoga Falls police that he had been drinking and was not acting 'within the scope of his duties.'

Ereg faces misdemeanor and felony charges including Disorderly Conduct Intoxicated, Using Weapons While Intoxicated, Carrying Concealed Weapon, and Illegal Possession of Firearm in Liquor Permit Premises. According to a release from the city of Cleveland, Ereg has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the criminal case and an internal review. 

In 2016, Ereg was fired by the Cleveland Division of Police in connection with a 2012 high-profile police vehicle pursuit and officer-involved shootings. The chase ended in a hail of bullets as officers fired 137 shots, killing the two suspects, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. Neither suspect was armed. Ereg was later reinstated following arbitration and was most recently assigned to the Third District.

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