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US Marshals capture suspect accused of striking Elyria police cruiser, fleeing scene

Steven Feckley Jr. was arrested after barricading himself inside a Cleveland home on Monday.
Credit: Elyria Police

ELYRIA, Ohio — The suspect wanted for striking a police cruiser in Elyria, then fleeing the scene, has been apprehended by members of the US Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force. 

Steven Feckley Jr. surrendered himself to task force members on Monday at a home near the 7800 block of Grace Avenue in Cleveland after initally barricading himself in a bedroom. 

A week earlier, the Elyria Police Department issued an arrest warrant Feckley, accused of striking a police cruiser and fleeing the scene after being found passed out in the driver's seat of his vehicle.

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According to a release, officers were checking on a suspicious Toyota Corolla in the parking lot of the Journey Inn at 888 Lorain Blvd. at 2:41 a.m. on March 21 when they found Steven Feckley Jr. unconscious in the driver's seat. An adult female was in the passenger's seat of the vehicle, while a teenage female and three-month-old in a car seat were in the back seats.

Feckley became responsive after an officer opened up the driver's door and closed the door on the officer while refusing to cooperate. He proceeded to drive in reverse with the officer still between the door and vehicle, striking and damaging the police cruiser behind him.

The 29-year-old Feckley then fled in the vehicle eastbound on State Route 57 into North Ridgeville and then Westlake before going eastbound on I-90 at Crocker Road. Police discontinued the vehicle after losing sight of it, with Cleveland Police later located the vehicle without Feckley in it in Cleveland.

Warrants were issued for Feckley on the following charges:

  • Felonious assault on a police officer (two counts)
  • Failure to comply
  • Obstructing official business
  • Vandalism
  • Child endangerment
  • DUS
  • Reckless driving

Feckley has additional arrest warrants with the Eastlake Police Department, Strongsville Police Department, Brooklyn Police Department and Ohio Adult Parole Authority.  

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