Deputies: Man tried to steal police cruiser, bit officer in attempted escapes

Tasers used twice to stop him
Posted at 8:40 PM, Feb 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-03 21:34:35-05

CINCINNATI -- The deputies sent to arrest John Albertson Friday didn't have an easy time.

Albertson, 26, was wanted in Kentucky on felony charges, according to court records.

When deputies arrived at his Heis Terrace home Friday morning, Albertson ran to rear bedroom and the deputies had to use "hard hand techniques" and a Taser to stop him, according to court records.

The deputies handcuffed Albertson and put him in the back of a car. There, Albertson moved his cuffed hands from behind his back to his front and then climbed out the window, deputies said in court records. Then he got into the driver's seat and attempted to drive away, but a deputy moved another vehicle in the way.

One of the deputies then used a Taser on Albertson again, but he continued to struggle, according to court records. One deputy who pulled Albertson down suffered a broken ankle in the struggle. Albertson bit another deputy attempting to subdue him.

The deputies got Albertson into the back of a car again, but he still didn't give up. During the drive to the Hamilton County Justice Center, Albertson somehow opened the window and then the door of the moving vehicle and jumped out on Beechmont Avenue, according to court records. The deputies caught Albertson beyond a guard rail.

Albertson was charged with two counts of escape, three counts of assault and one count of theft. Details about the charges he's facing in Kentucky weren't immediately available, but records indicate he has two active cases in Bracken County and another in Campbell County.

He was being held by authorities pending arraignment Saturday morning.