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2 Police Officers Hurt In Scuffle With Man Attempting To Escape

Two Spokane police officers were hurt when they scuffled with a man trying to escape arrest early Thursday.

One of the officers, who was not identified, was treated for an arm injury and severe bruises to her face and chest at a local hospital and then released, police spokesman Dick Cottam said.

The other officer did not require medical treatment, Cottam said.

Police stopped Gregory S. Jarman, 27, on a traffic violation about 3 a.m. He gave officers a false name and a phony driver’s license, Cottam said.

When the officers found out the ID didn’t match Jarman, they decided to arrest him.

Jarman fought with the officers and ran down an alley, dragging one of the officers with him. He repeatedly kicked her to try to escape, Cottam said.

After the officers finally subdued Jarman, he was taken to the Spokane County Jail and booked for investigation of assault, failure to cooperate, driving with a suspended license and driving with an open container of alcohol, Cottam said. , DataTimes

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