Norwood man indicted for attempted murder of deputy - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Norwood man indicted for attempted murder of deputy

Jeffrey Cooper, Jr. (FOX19 Now) Jeffrey Cooper, Jr. (FOX19 Now)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

A Norwood man has been indicted in an attack on a Hamilton County deputy.

Jeffrey Cooper Jr., 29, is charged with attempted murder, felonious assault and aggravated robbery. 

The charges stem from a May 6 incident at the Days Inn on Ridge Rd. in Columbia Township.

Deputy Michael Schneider responded to a possible domestic dispute.

Officials said Deputy Schneider tried to convince Cooper to return a phone that belonged to a woman with whom he was arguing.

"Deputy Schneider was approximately 8 feet away from Cooper when Cooper moved toward the deputy and attacked him," reads a press release from the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office. "Cooper was able to place the deputy in a choke hold and throw him to the ground."

Officials said Deputy Schneider was unconscious and still being choked when another officer arrived. 

The other officer reportedly ordered Cooper to let go of Deputy Schneider, but Cooper refused and was tased.

He was then taken into custody.

Deputy Schneider was treated for a pseudo aneurysm and hospitalized for 3 days. He still requires medical treatment for his injuries.

"Deputy Mike Schneider refused to give up when facing a vicious attack on his life and should be commended," said Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil. "The safety of each and every one of my deputies is personal to me, and I expect justice to be served." 

"Deputy Schneider is lucky to be alive," said Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters. "This is yet another reminder of the dangerous situations our first responders face every time they respond to a call. The public is always mindful of officers' use of force, as well they should be, yet this situation reminds us that more often than not it is the first responder who is at great risk."

If convicted on all charges, Cooper faces the possibility of more than 33 years in prison.

Copyright 2017 WXIX. All rights reserved. 

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • 5 dead after tornado, flooding from central US storms

    5 dead after tornado, flooding from central US storms

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:25 AM EST2018-02-25 07:25:46 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:57 PM EST2018-02-25 21:57:23 GMT
    (Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP). A view from the Central Bridge shows the flooding from the Ohio River  Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Cincinnati.  Forecasters expected the Ohio River could reach levels not seen since the region's deadly 1997 f...(Liz Dufour/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP). A view from the Central Bridge shows the flooding from the Ohio River Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 in Cincinnati. Forecasters expected the Ohio River could reach levels not seen since the region's deadly 1997 f...

    A man in northeast Arkansas and a woman in south central Kentucky both were killed as the storm that also included strong winds, hail and heavy rain that triggered flooding muscled its way through the area, according to authorities.

    Full Story >

    A man in northeast Arkansas and a woman in south central Kentucky both were killed as the storm that also included strong winds, hail and heavy rain that triggered flooding muscled its way through the area, according to authorities.

    Full Story >
  • China paves way for Xi Jinping to extend rule beyond 2 terms

    China paves way for Xi Jinping to extend rule beyond 2 terms

    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:05 AM EST2018-02-25 09:05:47 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:49 PM EST2018-02-25 21:49:01 GMT
    Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a joint press briefing with French President Emmanuel Macron, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a joint press briefing with French President Emmanuel Macron, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)

    China's official news agency says the ruling Communist Party has proposed removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the country's president and vice president.

    Full Story >

    China's official news agency says the ruling Communist Party has proposed removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the country's president and vice president.

    Full Story >
  • North Korean envoy, in South, opens door to US talks

    North Korean envoy, in South, opens door to US talks

    Saturday, February 24 2018 11:15 PM EST2018-02-25 04:15:38 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 4:48 PM EST2018-02-25 21:48:56 GMT
    (Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP). Kim Yong Chol, center, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, arrives to attend the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, at the Korea-transit office near the Demilitarized Zon...(Korea Pool/Yonhap via AP). Kim Yong Chol, center, vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, arrives to attend the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, at the Korea-transit office near the Demilitarized Zon...
    North Korean delegation led by a controversial former general arrives in South Korea to attend the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.Full Story >
    North Korean delegation led by a controversial former general arrives in South Korea to attend the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.Full Story >
Powered by Frankly