SPRINGFIELD TWP. — An on-the-run Dayton man was shot in the arm following an altercation with a Gallia County sheriff’s deputy early on Monday morning. The man is now in custody following medical treatment at a local hospital.
At 12:54 a.m. Monday, a Gallia County deputy saw a suspicious vehicle on Scenic Drive while on patrol in Springfield Township. According to early reports, the deputy attempted to stop and check on the vehicle when it suddenly took off.
The vehicle turned onto Mount Olive Road with the deputy in pursuit with overhead lights on. The driver of the suspect vehicle lost control on Mount Olive Road and went into a ditch. The occupant was still attempting to free the vehicle to continue on when the deputy pinned the vehicle in the ditch and exited the cruiser. Early reports from the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office claim the suspect vehicle was not registered to the suspect, but rather an unnamed Bidwell resident.
According to a press release issued by Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning, an altercation took place at the driver’s side door of the suspect vehicle, and the deputy fired one round striking the suspect in the arm. The suspect was taken to the Holzer Medical Center Emergency Room, where he was treated and released. The suspect was later arrested on an outstanding warrant and is currently being held in the Southeastern Regional Jail in Nelsonville.
The suspect, later identified as Ranon Brock, 36, who has a listed Dayton address, was reportedly wanted in Gallia County for felony probation violations.
According to the Clerk of Courts online docket, the suspect was charged in the Gallia County Common Pleas Court in May 2011 with one count of trafficking in drugs and one count of drug possession. He later pleaded guilty to drug possession, a fifth degree felony, in July 2011 and was sentenced to two years of probation. A warrant for probation violations was issued in this case December 2012.
Further charges are pending completion of the investigation, which Browning requested be completed by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI). BCI agents were on scene early Monday.
No further information is being released pending completion of an investigation by BCI.