An Auburn police officer was injured Monday night while arresting a 16-year-old resident of Cayuga Centers, the Auburn Police Department said.
According to a press release, at around 10:30 p.m., officer Scott Deyo was on patrol in the area of Osborne Street when he discovered a young male blocking traffic in the roadway. At that time, Deyo exited his patrol vehicle to tell the male to move.
As Deyo approached, the teen allegedly became aggressive, grabbing the officer around his neck. While placing the teen in custody, Deyo sustained lacerations to both of his elbows and knees, which required several sutures. His right elbow was also fractured.
The 16-year-old was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, a class D felony, as well as criminal obstruction of breathing and resisting arrest, both misdemeanors. He was also charged with disorderly conduct, a violation.
The teen was remanded to Cayuga County Jail. The police department has not released his identity at this time.
Meanwhile, anyone with additional information regarding the incident should contact police at (315) 253-3231. Callers may remain anonymous.