Man held after leading police on foot chase in Pittsfield

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PITTSFIELD -- A Haydenville man was arrested on numerous charges on Tuesday after a traffic stop turned into a foot pursuit through a city neighborhood, police said.

Eric M. Kelly-Combs, 22, was stopped by state police trooper Steven Hean about 7 p.m. on Myrtle Street near Tyler Street for operating an uninspected vehicle. When Hean found that Kelly-Combs was driving on a suspended license, he was ordered out of the vehicle.

During a search, Hean discovered Kelly-Combs had the prescription pain medication oxycodone.

"At that point he fled on foot," Hean said, "and there was an eight-minute pursuit through the Tyler Street area."

Pittsfield Police were called to assist, and officers apprehended Kelly-Combs on Grove Street. He was taken to the state police barracks in Cheshire, where he was being held pending a court appearance today.

He is facing charges of operating with suspension, resisting arrest, possession of a class B substance, assault and battery on a police officer, failure to identify himself and operating an uninspected motor vehicle.


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