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Man arrested following chase

April 22, 2012
By WARREN SCOTT - Staff writer ( , The Herald-Star

STEUBENVILLE - A Steubenville man has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, obstructing official business and tampering with evidence after allegedly fleeing from City Police on foot Friday night.

O'Brian Moore, 22, of 330 Summit Ave., is being held on the charges at the Jefferson County Jail following the incident, which occurred at about 8:51 p.m., according to police reports.

According to the reports, police were dispatched to the area of Seventh and Market streets after receiving a report of a group of men, one believed to be armed, seen there.

The investigating officer said he called from his vehicle for Moore to stop but he ran down an alley between the 100 block of Seventh Street and the railroad tracks.

Police said Moore continued toward South Sixth Street and the parking lot of the City Rescue Mission, where he removed a small handgun from his waist and threw it at the north wall of the mission's building.

Police said they believe Moore was attempting to throw it on the roof.

They said Moore ran into Sixth Street, a city police vehicle close behind him. He then stopped abruptly and was struck in the legs by the vehicle's front grille, causing him to fall, police said.

Police said Moore complained of back pain and was treated at the scene by the Steubenville Ambulance Service but declined to be transported for further treatment.

Police said they found marijuana on Moore's person, for which he has been issued a misdemeanor citation; a live round in the handgun and six rounds in its magazine.

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