CONWAY OFFICER INJURED DURING SUSPECT SCUFFLE

by Gair on March 8, 2013

CONWAY POLICE SAY A PATROL OFFICER WAS EXPECTED TO RETURN TO FULL DUTY THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013 AFTER HE WAS INJURED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON DURING A SCUFFLE WITH A 34-YEAR-OLD SUSPECT – WHO WAS LATER CHARGED WITH HALF A DOZEN MISDEMEANORS, INCLUDING RESISTING ARREST AND DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED, THIRD OFFENSE.

LT. CHRIS PERLEY SAYS OFFICER DOMINIC TORCH WAS TREATED AT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN NORTH CONWAY AFTER THE INCIDENT AND REQUIRED SEVERAL STITCHES NEAR HIS ELBOW.

PERLEY SAYS SHORTLY AFTER 4:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY TORCH TRIED TO PULL OVER A SOUTHBOUND BLACK 1991 VOLVO STATION WAGON THAT HAD NO LICENSE PLATES NEAR THE FOUR CORNERS IN CONWAY.

PERLEY SAYS THE DRIVER OF THE VOLVO – LATER IDENTIFIED AS MARK F. SCRIBNER OF I ST. IN CONWAY – AT FIRST FAILED TO STOP – AND THEN PULLED INTO A PARKING LOT, GOT OUT OF THE CAR AND RAN OVER A FOOT BRIDGE TO QUINT ST.

TORCH CHASED SCRIBNER AND EVENTUALLY TACKLED HIM AND TOOK HIM INTO CUSTODY AFTER A BRIEF STRUGGLE.

SCRIBNER – WHO PERLEY SAYS HAS BEEN CONVICTED TWICE BEFORE FOR DWI – WAS BAILED AND RELEASED THURSDAY. HE IS ALSO CHARGED WITH DISOBEYING AN OFFICER, FAILURE TO DISPLAY PLATES, RECKLESS OPERATION AND DRIVING AFTER REVOCATION OR SUSPENSION.

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