By AMY GAREIS

News-Herald Staff Writer

CADIZ – The driver involved a chase and subsequent shooting on U.S. 22 is facing charges and more details surface about the incident last month.

Harrison County Prosecutor Shawn Hervey said Bryron Lee Lowery, 23, of 519 S. Sixth St., Coshocton, was charged with third-degree felony failing to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and second-degree misdemeanor resisting arrest following a reported chase along the route on Sept. 26. The failure to comply charge includes a specification that during the operation of the vehicle the offender created a substantial risk of serious harm to persons or property. If convicted on that count, Lowery could face nine months to three years in prison and the resisting arrest charge carries up to 90 days in jail.

Hervey said Lowery was shot during an altercation with police officers following a chase that ended near the Jewett-Scio exit between Cadiz and Hopedale. The Cadiz Police Department was notified about an erratic driver and Sgt. Ryan McCann reportedly tried to initiate a traffic stop with assistance from Sgt. Eric Wilson of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office.

“During the traffic stop, a struggle ensued involving both law enforcement officers and Mr. Lowery,” Hervey added. “Sgt. Wilson’s weapon was discharged during the struggle and Mr. Lowery was wounded.”

Lowery was transported by medical helicopter to an area hospital and treated for his injuries. Neither Officer McCann nor Sgt. Wilson sustained major injuries.

The BCI&I is investigating use of force in the incident while a special prosecutor is being sought to review the agency’s findings. Local authorities were not commenting further on the matter, with Sheriff Joe Myers referring all queries to Hervey.

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