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December 14, 2017
WOUB Local News
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Glouster man charged with assaulting an officer
(WOUB) - A Glouster man was jailed yesterday after allegedly trying to strangle a police officer.

Police say it started when 38-year-old Robert Stires, Jr. was questioned about a car fire at Madison and Cherry Street in Glouster.

When officers took him into custody, they say he began fighting with them.

Then, when police tried to transfer Stires to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail, he allegedly broke through the car barrier and began strangling the officer who was driving.

Stires now faces charges of Assault of a Peace Officer, Felonious Assualt and Vandalism.

Following an appearance in Athens Municipal Court, bond was set at $200,000.
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