Ohio LEOs injured while trying to arrest suspect

The suspect instigated several physical altercations as officers attempted to arrest him for fleeing a traffic stop

Dayton Daily News

DAYTON, Ohio — A man and several Dayton police officers were injured in a fight that broke out when they tried to arrest him for fleeing a traffic stop.

Officers who forcibly took the man into custody were shaken up, but one officer was taken to a hospital after the fracas, Dayton Lt. Randy Beane said.

“It was a very good fight with a very large man who was being violent toward [the one officer]. He struck the officer several times, but the officer will be OK,” Beane said.

The officers and the man, believed to be in his 30s, were not identified by name.

Beane said an officer, on a follow-up investigation on a vehicle that took off from a traffic stop a few days ago, tracked the vehicle to a house in the 2600 block of Kennedy Avenue.

The fight began in the garage, where the officer attempted to arrest the man, Beane said. 

The fisticuffs continued through the back yard and onto the back porch, “where there was a prolonged fight where the suspect assaulted the officer,” Beane said.

The battle carried to the basement, where the suspect tried to barricade himself in a room. 

Other officers who had come to the address on a citywide “signal 99” (officer in need of assistance) forced their way inside the room in the basement, where another prolonged fight broke out in the laundry room, Beane said.

The man had no weapons, Beane said, but the officers used their Tasers on him several times during the fracas. 

Beane said the man’s mother and brother also live at the address. He lives in the basement.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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