Columbus Officer Bitten While Arresting Suspect

By: AP
By: AP

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports officers responding to a reported burglary around 12:20 a.m. Friday saw a man climbing out the window of a home.

After a chase, the man bit 33-year-old Officer Fahrenbruch on the arm as he was taken to the ground.

Police say 19-year-old Malachi Beard faces burglary and obstruction charges.

He was in the Muscogee County jail Sunday on $500 bond.

Beard named 18-year-old Brandon Waldrup and a 16-year-old as accomplices.

Waldrup was arrested and charged with burglary and prowling.

The 16-year-old was charged with burglary, prowling and curfew violation.

It wasn't immediately clear whether any of the three had a lawyer.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Ralph Location: Florida on Mar 27, 2011 at 03:35 PM
    He might have needed that T.V. It's hard on a person not to be able to see W.T.V.Y. channel 4 NEWS. They have the most news from around the Tri State area. They have some of the nicest news reporters and they are so smart. If there's news to be got, they'll be the first to get it. That man was angry that he'd went through all that trouble to get that T.V. W.T.V.Y news is very important to a lot of people. So that man he bit the officer.
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