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Bowling tried to take the owner into custody because he recognized the man as being the focus of an arrest warrant. A struggle ensued at the rear of the vehicle, during which Bowling suffered an arm injury.
The man escaped apprehension and ran, according to the department spokeswoman.
In the incident report filed for the public record, Officer Christopher Smith typed, "City of Dayton Police Officer was assaulted by another." The report offered no other details.
Bowling has since been treated and has returned to active duty.
The man Bowling tussled with, identified as Milner, was captured on Redwood Avenue, according to online jail record. The car was towed and is in police custody, according to the police department.
INITIAL REPORT (July 19)
A police officer was assaulted on Catalpa Drive on Tuesday, according to a police report.
Dayton Police Officer Joshua Bowling was assaulted around 3:50 p.m. in the 2100 block of Catalpa Drive, according to the incident report.
The report does not give details on the assault or indicate whether Bowling was injured.
"City of Dayton Police Officer was assaulted by another," Officer Christopher Smith wrote in the incident report.
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