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Officer injured when parolee escaped custody

Officer injured when parolee escaped custody

HERKIMER – A police officer suffered minor injuries Monday, when a parolee escaped police custody and fled on foot, Herkimer police said.

At About 11:45 a.m., Feb. 26, New York State parole officers notified Herkimer police about a man escaping their custody. Officers were arresting Dennis Ford, 31, for a parole violation when he fled on foot. Ford was seen running west on Green Street and then south on North Main Street.

Several local law enforcement agencies assisted in searching the area. Ford was soon located on the roof of a two-story building behind a building in the 100 block of North Main Street.

Police spent about an hour negotiating with Ford before he voluntarily came off the roof and turned himself in. Herkimer police took Ford into custody without further incident. Ford was not injured but one police officer did suffer minor injuries during the incident and was treated.

Officers turned Ford over to New York State parole officers, who transported him to the Herkimer County Correctional Facility.

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