Deputy injured in incident on Little Miami River

UPDATE @ 4:15 p.m.:

Chief Deputy Barry Riley said the Warren County deputy injured in making an arrest earlier today was being treated and expected to fully recover from his injuries.

The suspect apprehended was to be evaluated for mental health treatment, Riley added.

No names were provided, pending completion of the investigation and incident report.


A Warren County sheriff’s deputy was injured during pursuit of a suspect in and around the Little Miami River, according to emergency alerts and officials.

At 12:29 p.m., an alert indicated the suspect had been captured and deputy injured on Cold Springs Road in Turtlecreek Twp., Warren County. The deputy was being taken by boat to an ambulance, according to the alert.

At 11:57 a.m., a suspect was reportedly “fleeing police and back into” the Little Miami. This alert also indicated “Taser deployed.”

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The initial alert from the incident indicated that at 11:16 a.m. a water rescue was under way in the river near 387 Cold Springs Road, along the Little Miami River east of Lebanon in Turtlecreek Twp., Warren County.

Chief Deputy Barry Riley confirmed the case began as a “well-being check for a male in the river,” but declined to comment further until he was able to gather more information on the incident.

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