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Scuffle with officer spurs injury, arrest

Glass from a broken fish tank gave a police officer a large gash and a puncture wound on his leg during a scuffle with a man at a Fort Wayne home, according to court papers filed Thursday.

The night of Oct. 25, officer Jason Anthony, a city police spokesman, went to the home in response to a report of an aggressive dog. Jaray Ridley, 31, answered the door and was uncooperative with police.

When it looked like Ridley was going to slam the door, Anthony moved to stop the door and Ridley backed away, court papers said.

Not knowing where the aggressive dog was in the dark house, Anthony grabbed Ridley to bring him back to the door so he could see him, court papers said.

Ridley pulled away and a struggle ensued. The fish tank was knocked over, and broken glass cut Anthony, leaving him with a large gash across his left knee and a puncture wound inside his left thigh.

Anthony was expected to undergo X-rays and receive stitches, court papers stated.

Ridley, of the 4800 block of Gaywood Drive, was arrested on a felony count of resisting law enforcement.

He was not in custody Thursday night at the Allen County Jail.

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