Man to Face Charges after Treatment of Injury from K9
by Sammy Edmonds
posted Feb 26 2014 3:46PM
A Marion man will face multiple charges following treatment of an injury from being apprehended by a police dog Sunday.
Marion Police say 27-year-old Courtney Johnson was pulled over at Western Avenue and Bella Drive for multiple traffic infractions Sunday afternoon. An officer detected an odor of marijuana and asked him to exit the vehicle. Johnson reportedly argued with the officer and a physical altercation ensued. Johnson was tased but apparently shoved the officer which knocked the taser to the ground. Johnson then attempted to run away, but was apprehended by a police dog. He was then placed under arrest, but later released to be treated for serious lacerations to his hand and arm. Johnson was taken to an Indianapolis hospital. Meanwhile an arrest warrant has been issued.
Johnson was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun, nearly 70 grams of marijuana, over 3 grams of cocaine, and drug paraphernalia. He’ll face multiple drug-related charges, Resisting Law Enforcement, Battery on a Police Officer, Disarming an Officer and Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon due to his prior robbery conviction.