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Last updated 8:48AM ET
July 16, 2018
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Ironton Police cruiser accident
(WOUB) - The police chief in Ironton says one of
his officers dragged a man under a cruiser for more than a half mile and didn't notice the body until the officer reached work.

Chief Jim Carey says officer Richard Fouts was driving in snowy conditions Saturday night when he drove over 46-year-old Guy Thomas.

Carey says it isn't clear if Thomas had been walking nearby or if he was already dead and lying in the downtown street when the cruiser approached.

An autopsy on Thomas is scheduled for today.

Fouts has been placed on administrative leave while the state crime bureau conducts an investigation. Fouts has been with the Ironton Police Department for two months.
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