Warren police find fugitive

WARREN – A man who jumped out of a moving car being that was followed by police early Friday afternoon was arrested on a federal warrant.

Darius Simmons, 36, 938 Highland Ave. S.W., was taken into custody on a federal firearms warrant and also was arrested on several warrants from Trumbull County for drug charges, police said.

Also arrested on warrants from Trumbull County was 26-year-old Randall Morgan of 1941 Southwest Blvd. S.W.

Both were taken to the Trumbull County Jail.

Officer Jeff Orth was working a Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority patrol about 1:15 p.m. when he noticed a car leave a 417 Logan Ave. N.E. home that he noted has a history of drug activity.

The car drove away quickly, and as Orth was about to turn on his lights, a man later identified as Simmons jumped from the passenger side and ran away, reports state.

Orth stopped his cruiser on McKinley Street N.E. and ran after Simmons, who ran back to the Logan Avenue N.E. home, reports state.

Other officers showed up, and police surrounded the home and knocked but go no answer. There was also a strong odor of marijuana coming from the home, reports state.

K9 Officer Greg Coleman and his dog Maxx searched a car in the driveway, where they found dry cleaning with Simmons’ name on it as well as two bags of marijuana in the trunk, reports state.

Police noticed an open door in the back of the house, went inside and called for Simmons, who came into the kitchen and was arrested without incident.

Morgan also was taken into custody inside the home, but reports do not state where he was in the house when he was arrested.