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Man taken into custody, charged with felonious assault

Last updated: April 09. 2014 4:25PM - 9380 Views
By - ashepherd@civitasmedia.com



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A Leesburg police officer was injured Tuesday while attempting to detain a disorderly Leesburg man.


Until the Highland County Sheriff’s Office could arrive, the Leesburg and Greenfield police departments were called to assist at an East Monroe residence on a report of a disorderly male, according to sheriff Richard Warner.


Warner said the male was reported to be “tearing up the house” and running out into traffic.


Leesburg officer Jason Campbell arrived and attempted to detain the subject, identified as William Lee Oyer Jr., 25. But Oyer resisted arrest, Warner said, and Campbell suffered “a possible fractured knee” in the process of detaining the unruly man.


Oyer is currently in jail at the Highland County Justice Center.


Campbell was transported to the Adena Greenfield Medical Center where he was treated and released, Warner said.


According to the jail’s website, Oyer is charged with first-degree felony felonious assault with the bond on the charge set at $20,000. Two misdemeanor charges of menacing by stalking and resisting arrest are also listed.


Oyer was arraigned in the Hillsboro Municipal Court Wednesday morning. A preliminary hearing is set for April 17.


Angela Shepherd can be reached at 937-393-3456 or on Twitter @ashepherdHTG.


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