Female officer injured in Sheraden assault |

Female officer injured in Sheraden assault

A female city police officer suffered minor injuries when she was assaulted by a teen she stopped for driving without a license Monday along Hammond Street in Sheraden.

Jaquay Johnson, 19, was charged with aggravated assault, escape and related crimes. He was arrested after a foot chase that ended about 11 a.m. when he was cornered by other officers near the intersection of Narcissus and Glascow streets, city police spokeswoman Diane Richard said.

When Johnson was stopped by the officer, he and a passenger went into a yard on Stafford Street, Richard said. He returned to the sidewalk when ordered but began punching the officer when she tried to arrest him after finding a bag of marijuana in his pants, Richard said. The two wrestled to the ground before Johnson got up and ran before being captured, Richard said.

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