04/13/12 — Deputy assaulted, hurt making arrest

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Deputy assaulted, hurt making arrest

By Gary Popp
Published in News on April 13, 2012 1:46 PM

A Wayne County Sheriff's Deputy was treated at Wayne Memorial Hospital Thursday night after he was assaulted while attempting to make an arrest of a Seven Springs man.

Deputy Dan Truhan was treated and released from the hospital last night.

Truhan was attempting to arrest Stacey Hamilton, 33, of 187 Whitehall Lane, around 9 p.m. in the area of 200 block of Waldrop Drive.

Truhan found Hamilton after being called on a report of a suspicious person.

After Truhan approached the suspect, Hamilton resisted, assaulted the deputy then fled on foot.

As a result of his injury, Truhan was not able to pursue Hamilton.

Other deputies responded to the scene, including a K-9 team and members of the ACE team.

Hamilton was found and arrested a short time later.

He was charged with resisting a public officer, assault on a government official, damage to personal property, and six counts of order for arrest.

Hamilton was taken to the Wayne County Jail and placed under a $117,500 bond.