Posted: 9:03 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

Person of interest ID'd in Trotwood cop assault



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Police blocked a section of Wolf Creek Pike for hours on the night of Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, after a Trotwood police officer was dragged by a car he stopped during the investigation of a theft from a Family Dollar store nearby on Salem Avenue. The officer is in good condition, Trotwood police Capt. John Porter said.

By Frazier Smith

Breaking News Staff

TROTWOOD —

Investigators have identified a person of interest in the incident a week ago when a Trotwood police officer was dragged by a car while investigating a reported theft.

The injured officer is in good condition but has not returned to work, Capt. John Porter said Thursday night. He declined to release the officer's name, age or rank.

Meantime, police investigators are focused on the person of interest and they're hoping that individual surrenders, Porter told News Center 7's Natalie Jovonovich.

The incident occurred Friday, Nov. 8, after police had stopped a suspect car in the 5100 block of Wolf Creek Pike about a theft call from a nearby Family Dollar store in the 4700 block of Salem Avenue.

The officer was attempting to get the driver to shut off the car when he somehow became entangled in the automobile and was dragged an estimated 40 to 50 feet along the roadway.

The officer was taken to a hospital and at the time of the incident, Porter said the officer was OK.

Police have been looking for a male and a female on a felony charge of assault on a police officer, as well as the car they were in. It was identified as a 1993 four-door, dark blue Chrysler Fifth Avenue sedan with a faded hood.

If you have any information about the incident or believe you have seen the suspect vehicle, you are asked to call the police department, through the regional dispatch center, at (937) 225-HELP (4357).

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