The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is looking for information on Antonio Armstrong, a wanted fugitive who was recently the subject of a police chase.
Armstrong is wanted by the U.S. Marshals and the Willoughby Police Department for felonious assault on a police officer, according to a release from the task force.
On Jan. 7, a Willoughby police officer tried to stop Armstrong, who had gone to a local hotel to meet a prostitute, according to the release. Armstrong then fled the scene, nearly hitting an officer and intentionally running into a police car. He began driving the wrong way on Interstate 90, hitting another police car, until he crashed on East 185th Street in Cleveland. He then fled the scene on foot.
Armstrong was already wanted by police before this incident for a probation violation regarding a kidnapping case and a previous police chase.
Armstrong, 27, is about 6’0 and 200 pounds. He’s thought to be hiding near Collinwood in Cleveland, and he used to live near the 16400 block of Braddock Avenue in Cleveland.
Individuals can call the task force with information at 1-866-4WANTED or text a tip to 847411 (tip411), keyword WANTED. Tips can stay anonymous, and there is a reward available.