Two men charged in police officers’ attack




Two men are in jail after three police officers were hurt in Chillicothe.

It happened on Cheyenne Drive at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

The officers were injured in an “altercation” with Jose Mejiah after a neighbor dispute, according to the local hospital. Police were on scene talking to another man, Ronald Fisher when Mejiah came out of a nearby trailer and started attacking officers. Deputies responded to assist the injured officers, as well as the Ohio Highway Patrol and Ohio Wildlife Officers.



Mejiah and Fisher were arrested after officers had to use a taser and batons to get them under control.

Fisher is charged with obstruction and disorderly, while Mejiah is facing three counts of felonious assault; one for each officer hurt.

Deputies took over calls for the city until additional city officers were called in from off-duty.

All three officers were taken to Adena Regional and they are in stable condition, the hospital said. According to the police department, the officers have injuries to their faces with “bumps and bruises.” Their names have not been released.

The police department sent out a news release, which said:

CPD can confirm that 3 officers have been transported to ARMC with injuries resulting from an assault. No shots were fired in the incident.
2 suspects are in custody at the Ross County jail.

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