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Transient Charged With Injuring Officer

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A 54-year-old transient is multiple facing charges after injuring a police officer. Grants Pass Police say Anthony Christopher Alex was throwing beer inside the Walmart last night before leaving the store and heading to Arby’s.

Officers arrived at that restaurant and Alex tried to leave. An officer grabbed Alex by the arm, and told him to stop, which is when police say Alex punched the 30-year-old officer in the face, scratched the sides of his face, and tried to gouge his eyes out.

A second officer tazed the suspect before taking him into custody. The officer was treated at the scene.