Officer attacked before arresting man for hit and run

Eric German (Source: Middletown Jail)
Eric German (Source: Middletown Jail)

MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) - A man is behind bars after police say he attacked a police officer during a hit and run.

Police received a call from a woman who said a man hit her car, knocked off the side mirror and then took off on Grand Avenue near Breiel Blvd. at 5:04 p.m. Wednesday.

Officers found the man at the intersection of Central Avenue and Aberdeen Drive. Police said the man attacked an officer when police tried to arrest him.

The officer may have a broken nose or cheek bone.

The suspect, identified as Eric German, is charged with assault on a police officer.

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