WAPAKONETA — A Lima police officer appeared in court Tuesday after being arrested Sunday in Wapakoneta.
Tyler Dunlap, 28, is being held at the Auglaize County Jail on charges of obstructing official business, a fifth-degree felony, resisting arrest and for misconduct at an emergency, both first-degree misdemeanors.
According to the Wapakoneta Police Department, a 911 call was placed at 8:19 p.m. Sunday regarding a female who had fallen and sustained a head injury at a residence in the 200 block of East Pearl Street. When an officer arrived at the scene, the officer began interviewing other parties at the scene as to what happened. During that time, EMS personnel alerted the officer that they needed assistance because Dunlap was interfering with them as they were providing medical aid to the injured female.
The officer tried to get Dunlap to leave the area and the situation escalated to where he was removed from the scene and detained, according to the Wapakoneta Police Department. The department did confirm that the officer who responded was injured during the incident and was taken to a hospital for treatment. She is currently on light duty pending follow-up with medical personnel.
The department also confirmed that additional charges are pending for another individual at the scene, but they have not yet been filed.
After being held in the Auglaize County Jail, Dunlap was arraigned Tuesday at the Municipal Court in Wapakoneta. He was released on his own recognizance under the condition that he not consume or possess any alcoholic beverages, other harmful intoxicants or any dangerous drugs or drug paraphernalia, according to court records. He is also subject to bodily substance tests at the request of the court. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 5.
The Lima Police Department did confirm that Dunlap is still employed by the department, but no determination has yet been made as to what course of action will be taken concerning this matter.