Brian A. Ferrer barricaded himself in the bathroom when federal agents went to arrest him at a Canton Township motel.
CANTON TWP. A man wanted for robbing a Jackson Township bank barricaded himself inside a local motel and put up a fight when federal agents forced their way into the bathroom to get to him, according to Stark County Jail records.
They also found a small amount of crack cocaine on his nightstand.
Brian A. Ferrer, 50, of the 1300 block of Bel-air Drive NW in North Canton, was wanted in connection with the Tuesday morning robbery of the PNC bank at 4140 Portage St. NW.
Tips from the North Canton Police Department and the Jackson Township Police Department's Facebook page led U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force agents to Ferrer, who later confessed to robbing the bank, according to a news release early Friday from the Jackson Township Police Department.
Agents went to a room at the Moon Mist Motel in the 4400 block of Lincoln Street E about 3:20 p.m. Thursday to arrest Ferrer on a robbery warrant.
The news release from the Jackson Township police states that they arrested him without incident, but Stark County Jail records tell a different story.
Jail records show that the agents forced their way into the room while Ferrer barricaded himself in the bathroom.
They were able to push their way into the bathroom. But he began kicking and punching the officers.
"(Ferrer) was pulled out of the bathroom, where he continued to fight with officers while officers were attempting to place him into handcuffs," the jail records said.
Ferrer was jailed on the robbery warrant and on charges of aggravated assault, cocaine possession and resisting arrest.
Stark County court records show he went to prison in 2010 for burglary, theft from an elderly or disabled person, breaking and entering and receiving stolen property. He also went to prison in 2000, 2004 and 2008 for forgery and receiving stolen property, and in 2004 for grand theft of a motor vehicle and two counts of failure to comply with police.
He remained in the jail early Friday, held in lieu of $51,000 bond pending court hearings.
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