Man Arrested for Trying to Take Officer's Gun
WAYNE COUNTY -- A Fairview Heights man has been arrested for trying to take an Illinois State Police officer's gun.
It happened just after 12:30 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 64 in rural Wayne County.
Illinois State Police say a trooper was sent out for a motorist assist after a report of a vehicle pulling off the interstate. Police say the driver of the vehicle, Cedric R. Moore, 27, became combative and began to fight with the trooper, attempting to take his gun. During the struggle, the officer fired the weapon, but no one was hit.
Moore was taken to the Wayne County Jail on charges of attempting to disarm a police officer and aggravated battery. The officer was treated for minor injuries sustained in the fight.
The incident is still under investigation. The Wayne County Sheriff's Department and Fairfield Police assisted at the scene.
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