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Police ask for help in finding fugitive

OELWEIN (KWWL)--  Police are asking for help in finding a fugitive who reportedly assaulted an officer.

Authorities were called to a disturbance on 8th Avenue Southeast in Oelwein Tuesday.

When they arrived, Jeffrey Gries of Oelwein, reportedly assaulted an officer in the head.

He resisted arrest and ran from the officer. Authorities caught up with Gries on Fifth Avenue Northeast and another scuffle took place.  He once again ran from police and was still being searched for as of Thursday morning.

An officer was injured and was treated and released from an Oelwein hospital.

Anyone with information about Gries is asked to call the Oelwein Police Department at 319-283-4311.

Police were not able to provide a photo of Gries.

Online Producer: Michelle Caldwell

 

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