Officer punched in face during call

Suspect tased, arrested


By Melody Vallieu

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TROY — A Troy police officer was punched in the face Saturday after responding to a call on Kent Lane in Troy.

According to Troy Police Captain Joe Long, officer Eric Kilbourne was punched in the eye by a man residing at the home where the call came in. Long said the call came in at 5:45 a.m. Saturday that there was a disturbance with a neighbor at the Kent Lane house.

“During the call, a suspect wasn’t cooperating, and he punched Kilbourne and the suspect was tazed by another officer,” Long said.

Both Kilbourne and the suspect, 23-year-old Albert Lewis of Troy, were taken to Upper Valley Medical Center for treatment.

Kilbourne was treated and released and has brusing around the eye, Long said. He will return to work this week for his normal work schedule, Long said.

Lewis was taken following being tazed and was treated, released and taken to the Miami County Jail, where he remains.

Lewis, who has a host of past charges dating back to 2012, has been charged with felonious assault of a police office, resisting arrest and drug possession. He was arraigned Monday and was being held on a $25,000 bond. His pretrial conference is set for March 14 with Judge Gary Nasal.

Two other women involved in the incident also were charged, he said.

Taylor Joslin, 19, of the same Kent Lane house, was charged with resisting arrest.

Alicia Bostick, 29, also of another Kent Lane house, was charged with obstructing official business, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Suspect tased, arrested

Reach Melody Vallieu at [email protected] or call (937) 552-2131.

Reach Melody Vallieu at [email protected] or call (937) 552-2131.

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