JEFFERSON — A man wanted for domestic violence who led sheriff’s office deputies on a January car and foot chase before surrendering has entered a plea in the case.
Larry Fowler II, 45, of Pinney Topper Road, Ashtabula, waived an indictment June 18 and pleaded guilty to domestic violence and obstructing official business in the case, court records state. A count of failure to comply with the order of a police officer was dropped and Fowler will be sentenced Aug. 20.
Ashtabula police signed domestic violence charges against Fowler following an incident at a home on Pennsylvania Avenue in January. Deputies believed Fowler was possibly at his mother’s home on Pinney Topper Road in Plymouth Township, the report states, but when they checked family members said he already left.
A dispatcher then told deputies Fowler was back at the home on Pennsylvania Avenue with a Taser, but he ran away before police arrived. Deputies then passed Fowler driving on Carson Road and he was headed east toward Pinney Topper Road.
As one deputy chased Fowler at speeds that reached around 80 miles per hour, another deputy tried blocking the road with a cruiser to stop him, the report states. Fowler drove his truck on the berm and grass and almost hit a deputy’s vehicle as he drove around it.
Fowler drove his truck off the roadway, through the front yard of his mother’s neighbor, across his mother’s yard and behind a barn on the property, the report states. He got out and tried to run as a deputy ordered him to the ground, and he was arrested without further incident.