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Covington Officer Seriously Injured by Fleeing Suspect

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A Covington Police officer was seriously injured early Sunday morning when a suspect fled from him.

Two officers engaged Antonio Ford, 33, at around 1:25 a.m. Sunday on the 900 block of Madison Avenue, recognizing him for having an outstanding warrant for fourth degree assault.

Ford attempted to flee and assaulted one of the officers in the process.

In a news release, Covington Police said that officer suffered a serious head injury but that he is in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery. That officer was not identified. Police credited a Good Samaritan for rendering first aid to the injured officer.

Ford was arrested.

He is being held at the Kenton County Detention Center on charges of fourth degree assault, third degree assault of a police officer, first degree fleeing/evading, and resisting arrest.

Ford will be arraigned on December 27.

This story will be updated when more information is known.

-Staff report

Photo: Antonio Ford (via Kenton Co. Detention Center)