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Man allegedly spits blood at officers, lands assault charges

Sandusky Register Staff • Mar 18, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Police spotted two men fighting in the Cleveland Road lot at about 4:25 a.m., and when they approached the pair, they refused to cooperate, according to a Sandusky police report.

Eventually police separated and handcuffed them. Demetrius Koonce, 33, of the 400 block of Scott St., then took aim at Ofc. Jason Martin, attempting to spit a large amount of blood in his face, but “narrowly missing,” according to the report.

Police charged him with disorderly conduct and assaulting a police officer.

They also charged Alton Wraggs, 28, of the 1600 block of Central Ave., with disorderly conduct for fighting with Koonce.

James Brown Sr., 32, of the 700 block of Franklin St., was nearby in the parking lot, swearing at police and bystanders outside the bar, according to the report. Police charged him with disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana, after discovering he had a bag of raw marijuana in his pants pocket.

Officers transported the trio to the Sandusky Police Department, where Wraggs and Brown cooperated and were released on their own recognizance to a sober person. Koonce, meanwhile, refused to cooperate and was transported to Erie County Jail.

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