by Roger Seay - email
OXFORD, OH (FOX19) - An Oxford Township man is facing robbery and assault charges because police say he attack an officer who was responding to a request for help.
Officer Michael Webb was at a home in the 6000 block of Stillwell-Beckett around 1:30a.m. Saturday morning helping with a call for life squad.
Officer Webb was the first on the scene. He was walking down the driveway of the home when he was allegedly attacked by Caleb Beers of Oxford.
According to Oxford Police, Beers grabbed Officer Webb and attempted to pull the Officer's weapon from his holster. Beers managed to unsnap the holster during a struggle.
Other officers and life squad members arrived at that time as backup.
According to the report it took 4 officers and other life squad members to subdue Beers.
He was transported to Mc McCullough Hyde ER in Oxford and after treatment was transported to the Butler County jail on charges of Aggravated Robbery, Assault on a Police Officer and resisting arrest. The aggravated Robbery charge is a result of the suspect attempting to take the Officers weapon as defined in the Ohio revised Code.
Witness statements to the police indicate that the defendant was under the influence of drugs, however no test results have been return yet.