Fugitive Allegedly Chews off Fingerprints to Avoid Being Identified During Arrest
02/29/2016 AT 03:00 PM EST
According to a report by the Tallmadge, Ohio, Police Department, Kirk Kelly, 24, was riding in a car with three other people when cops pulled it over after finding that its owner allegedly had a suspended license. After allegedly smelling marijuana in the car, police put all four occupants in the back of a police vehicle.
After Kelly allegedly gave different names and dates of birth and was unable to provide his social security number, police told him they could identify him using the fingerprint scanner, the report says.
At that point, Kelly allegedly "bit his finger prints off each finger, causing them to bleed," the report states.
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When cops tried to place Kelly in handcuffs under arrest for tampering with evidence, he allegedly took off running, the report states. He was tackled and handcuffed after a brief foot pursuit and struggle, according to the report.
Police ultimately discovered Kelly's true identity, and also discovered that a warrant through Tampa, Florida, for racketeering, the police report says. A spokeswoman for the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in Florida says Kelly had warrants for felony possession of a firearm and probation violation stemming from an alleged DUI.
Kelly was charged by Ohio officers for tampering with evidence, two counts of obstructing official business, resisting arrest and falsification.
Police say they plan to extradite Kelly to the custody of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. It was unclear if Kelly had retained an attorney.