Man Wanted In Mentor Robbery Arrested After Police Chase In Huron County

John Lane II led police on chase through creek and woods

A man wanted in armed robberies that happened in Mentor and Concord Township was arrested after a police chase in Huron County Thursday, according to the Sandusky Register.

A Wakeman police officer spotted the car of John Lane II, ran his license plate and found the .

When the officer tried to pull Lane over, he took off, driving as fast as 110 mph.

Huron County Sheriff’s Capt. Ted Patrick told the Sandusky Register that Lane threw both money and drugs out of his car window while trying to escape.

Lane finally crashed into a pole on a side street in Norwalk. Then he leaped from his car and continued running. Deputies followed as he dove into a nearby creek, ran through woods and tussled with deputies before he was finally tasered and arrested.

One deputy was concussed after colliding heads with Lane, Patrick said.

Lane, 33, of Mentor, was charged with tampering with evidence, reckless operation and resisting arrest, in addition to the two felony burglary charges he already faces in Lake County.

Lane is , using his knit hat to bluff he had a gun.

Mentor Police think Lane is the man who walked into the by himself at 10:11 p.m. Sunday. He placed a knit hat on the counter and told the woman there that he had a gun in the hat, Mentor Police Lt. Tim Allen said.

He then demanded money from the register, which the woman gave to him. It's still being determined how much money he took.

The woman did not see a gun or other weapon during the robbery, Allen said.

The man left the store and drove away south on State Route 306.


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