A man faces a felony charge for an alleged incident that resulted in an injury to a Fort Wayne Police Department officer.
Jaray A. Ridley, 31, is charged with Class D felony resisting law enforcement, according to documents filed Thursday in Allen Superior Court. That charge stems from an incident that allegedly took place around 11:40 p.m. on Oct. 25, when FWPD officers reportedly responded to a request for assistance from an officer from Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control.
The Animal Care and Control officer advised the police officers that a dog had been bitten in front of a residence, according to the probable-cause affidavit filed in the case. The Animal Care and Control officer knocked on the door of the residence and Ridley answered the door; Ridley did not produce identification upon request but did tell officers his name, according to the affidavit.
One of the FWPD officers went to check on the name and, according to the affidavit, the other FWPD officer, identified as Officer Jason Anthony, stepped into the doorway to prevent Ridley from slamming the door shut.
Anthony reported that because the residence was dark, he could not tell if there was an aggressive dog or more people inside, so he attempted to grab Ridley and bring him back to the doorway, resulting in a struggle between Ridley and Anthony inside the residence.
A fish tank was knocked over in the struggle, with Anthony reportedly being cut by the glass -- the affidavit describes the injuries as "a large cut across his left knee and a puncture wound to the inside of his left thigh above his knee."
Ridley had gone into a room in the residence and had to be ordered to exit the room; he did so and was taken into custody.
Anthony, according to the probable-cause affidavit, was expected to need X-Rays and stitches for his injuries.