Sheriff’s officer assaulted |

Sheriff’s officer assaulted

Kelli R. Dick

KEYSTONE – On July 6, at approximately 12:30 a.m., a Summit County Sheriff’s officer was assaulted and received a broken nose while trying to arrest a suspect on a possible DUI charge.

Deputy Shane Schroeder was driving east on Highway 6 in Keystone when he saw a vehicle turn right onto East Keystone Road. According to the police report, the driver apparently failed to use a turn signal and Schroeder attempted to stop the car.

The driver, identified as Marc Morgan of Denver, then started to speed away. Schroeder chased Morgan’s car to River Run Village where Morgan stopped, got out and started to run, the report said. Schroeder began to chase Morgan and tackled him against a metal fence. While Schroeder was trying to gain control, Morgan took a swing, broke Schroeder’s nose and once again started to run away.

Schroeder caught up to Morgan a second time and tackled him on a flight of concrete stairs. Morgan was then handcuffed and taken to Summit County Medical Center, where he received six stitches over his left eye and was given a blood alcohol test.

Morgan was released from the medical center and taken to the Summit County Jail. He was charged with driving without a license, DUI, misdemeanor eluding, second-degree assault on a police officer, resisting arrest and failure to use a turn signal.

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