Man arrested for running away from police, hitting officer

Walter Williams (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Walter Williams (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

SILVERTON, OH (FOX19) - A man has been arrested after police say he ran away from them and then hit an officer in the face.

It happened Thursday night in Silverton. Police say it started as a traffic stop on Walter Williams.

Williams ran away and tried to ditch some drugs and drug paraphernalia.

When police caught up with him, they say he fought with them and hit an officer several times.

He now faces charges of tampering with evidence, assault, trafficking in drugs and failure to comply.