A Zanesville man has been indicted in connection with a theft that resulted in a dog attack that injured a police officer.
According to court records 44-year-old Jason Williams has been charged with aggravated robbery, felonious assault, breaking and entering, theft, possessing criminal tools and tampering with a coin machines.
Zanesville Police Captain Tony Coury said that Williams was arrested on September 5 after he released a pit bull on Officer Scott Comstock during a pursuit.
The officer was bitten on the wrist.
Captain Coury said the pursuit began when Williams took a shop vacuum from a garage on Findlay Avenue and used it to try and steal quarters from a coin operated car wash on State Street. That’s when he was spotted by the officer.
Coury said Williams ran to a home at 1026 Lee Street, where the officer was bit by the dog. Williams hid in the attic area before officers went into get him, he then fell through the ceiling and was arrested.