Zanesville Troopers Stun Suspect

POSTED BY: George Hiotis
Friday, January 10, 2003 - 05:59 AM
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The Zanesville highway patrol says its now had a chance to use its newest crime fighting device. It’s called a Taser and it literally shocks a suspect into custody. Local troopers had a chance to put the Taser to use during a minor traffic accident earlier this week, when a suspect became violent and tried to flee. Trooper Mike Forshey says there were two troopers at an accident site and they got into a scuffle with a suspect. Forshey says one of the troopers fired his Taser at the suspect, it immobilized him and he was handcuffed without injury to the trooper or the suspect. Sergeant Forshey says the Taser gives an officer another option to stop a suspect in situations where troopers have previously fired their guns. It’s a safer option.

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