Sheriff: Man in custody after pointing gun at Ohio deputy

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XENIA, OH (WDTN) – A  man is in custody after police say he pointed a gun at a Greene County Deputy Thursday.

According to the Greene County Sheriff, Samuel Morrison, 25, is facing several charges after he pulled a gun on a deputy and led officers on a chase.

Friday, Xenia Police released body-cam video from the incident.

Greene County Sheriff Gene Fischer said in a news conference Friday, the incident began just before 3:00 pm Thursday when a Greene County Deputy was walking to his cruiser and noticed a man, later identified as Morrison, walking through an alley neat the Sheriff’s Office with a bandana on his face.

Fischer said the man turned and pulled a gun from his belt and pointed it at the deputy. The deputy took cover behind his cruiser and called for help.

Xenia Police and Greene County Deputies swarmed the area and began searching for Morrison who had run off.

Police found him a short time later at an upstairs apartment at 69 N. Monroe Street. According to the Sheriff, Morrison came outside with his hands up but ran away before he could be taken into custody.

Officers chased him and were able to tackle him on Columbus Street.

Fischer says Morrison took a swing at a Xenia Police Captain and continued to resist arrest. A stun gun was used to subdue him and he was put in handcuffs.

The Greene County Prosecutor is working with law enforcement on the case. Morrison is now facing several charges including menacing, tampering with evidence, inducing panic and felonious assault on an officer.

Morrison is now in the Greene County Jail.

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