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BREAKING NEWS: Officer injured during pursuit of suspect

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Times Staff Reporter

Authorities are searching for a suspect involved in a pursuit that ended with a Brazil City Police officer being injured early Thursday morning.

Shortly after 4 a.m., Patrolman/K-9 Handler Kenny Hill and Clay County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Krause initiated a traffic stop on State Road 42 on a vehicle driven by Mark Rissler, 20, Brazil.

Rissler is wanted on an arrest warrant for a probation violation on drug charges.

After presenting his driver's license to the officers, Rissler drove off from the officers to avoid arrest, dragging Hill for approximately 30-40 feet.

The two officers were in pursuit of Rissler along SR 42, near County Road 400 East, when Hill's vehicle hit a patch of ice, went off the road and struck a tree. K-9 Officer Anya was in the vehicle, but was uninjured in the incident.

Hill's normal K-9 unit was in shop for servicing at the time of the incident. The cruiser he was issued to use in its place was totaled in the accident.

To report information about the whereabouts of Rissler, contact the Clay County Sheriff's Department at 446-2535 or the Brazil City Police Department at 446-2211.

After being stabilized at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, Patrolman Kenny Hill was transported by ambulance to Methodist Hospital surgery to repair the extensive damage to his left leg.

It has been confirmed that Hill is having reconstructive surgery on his lower left leg.

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