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The man is charged with malicious wounding, assault and battery of an officer, attempting to escape from police custody and providing a false identity to police, online court records show.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
A Roanoke man was arrested Tuesday after police said he ran from police and assaulted two officers.
Brian Lorenzo Coleman, 26, is charged with malicious wounding, assault and battery of a police officer, attempting to escape from police custody and providing a false identity to police, according to online court records.
Police spokeswoman Aisha Johnson said officers arrived in the 800 block of Hanover Avenue Northwest about 4:30 p.m. after receiving a report of a suspicious person. They saw a man, later identified as Coleman, near the intersection of 10th Street and Hanover Avenue who appeared to be fighting with a woman, Johnson said.
Coleman ran as officers tried to speak with him, Johnson said. He eventually was arrested, but not before kicking one officer and biting another, she said.
Johnson said the officer who was bitten was treated at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and released.
Lorenzo remained in custody at the Roanoke City Jail on Wednesday afternoon.
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