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Niles Police Officer reports injury during arrest

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NILES, Ohio -

A Niles Police officer says he was injured while trying to arrest a man they say appeared to be under the influence of some unknown substance.

Todd Mobley writes in a police report that he and an other officer found 29-year-old Anthony Vaccaro in the area of Bellvue Drive and Ravine Court Wednesday morning.

After discovering that there was a warrant for Vaccaro's arrest, one of the officers pulled out his handcuffs.

After getting a handcuff on one wrist, police say Vaccaro tried to run away.

Mobley says when he grabbed Vaccaro's shoulder, Vaccaro fell backwards, causing Officer Mobley to hit his head on the pavement.

As two other officers were attempting to gain control of Vaccaro, Mobley said that he was head-butted by Vaccaro, giving the officer a bloody lip and again causing his head to strike the pavement.

Eventually police cuffed Vaccaro's other wrist and charged him with resisting arrest and assault.

At his hearing in Niles Municipal Court, Vaccaro did not enter a plea to the charges, but another hearing date was set for next Wednesday.

Vaccaro's bond was set at $250,000.

The report describes Officer Mobley's injuries as "minor".

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