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Video: Ohio Deputy Attacked by Former Wrestling Champ

October 13, 2011  | 

VIDEO: Wrestler Takes Down Ohio Deputy

A Greene County (Ohio) Sheriff's deputy deployed his TASER six times to subdue a former standout wrestler, whom he found unresponsive in his vehicle.

Deputy Josh Barrett encountered Josh Schell, 21, shortly after midnight on Oct. 1. The former standout Greenon High School wrestler now faces felony assault and drunken driving charges.

The incident began at 12:17 a.m., when Deputy Barrett approached Schell's red 2001 Pontiac Sunfire parked next to a field along Wilberforce-Clifton Road between Tarbox Cemetery Road and Harbison Road.

The deputy attempted to awaken Schell and called for an ambulance. When Schell awoke, he began fighting with the deputy, throwing punches and wrestling him to the ground.

The deputy's dash-cam footage shows the deputy TASERing Schell multiple times as he walked away from the deputy.

Source: Dayton Daily News

Related: Wrestler Takes Down Ohio Deputy (video)

Tags: Greene County (Ohio) Sheriff, Intoxicated Subjects, TASER, Less-Lethal Force, Physical Confrontations


Comments (4)

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Tim Umina @ 10/13/2011 8:52 PM

He is not a former deputy. He had a slight injury but is probably back on duty. I think he went down but was never out of the fight. If you watch it he was very professional throughout and never lost it. Way to go Josh.

Janet @ 10/14/2011 8:47 AM

I'm glad Deputy Barrett is ok. He did the right thing. It could have been worse.

john lawer @ 10/18/2011 4:52 PM

I’m sure his parents are proud of this individual, he probably wasn’t properly potty trained when he was a child. In police work you run into three types of individuals. #1 Those who learn by word of mouth and don’t have to experience being arrested to know not to violate the law, they are the smartest among us. Those wh have to experience arrest to get the message, who then don’t do it again this is where 90% of us fall. Then you have those who never learns #3 and that’s what continues to fill our jails ands prisons. This guy is already at #2 and look likes he’s headed for #3.

He is lucky he wasn’t blown out of his boots, a lone officer with backup officers a long distance away, and fighting with a individual who is assaulting him (most likely a felony in most states) the officer could have justifiably used deadly force. This guy is VERY, VERY Lucky!!!!!!!!

David @ 12/25/2011 11:21 PM

The officer is very lucky on this one. To poke at a drunk and practice your submission holds all alone is asking for trouble.

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