Citizens For A Better Norwood

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

NPD sergeant assaulted by drunk suspect in holding cell

According to the Enquirer, Norwood police picked up John Wethington, 52, of St. Bernard after they found him passed out in front of a Norwood business late Monday. Unable to walk unassisted, he was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge while intoxicated and taken to the Norwood police station where he allegedly struck Sgt. James Hicks when he tried to put him in a holding cell. Wethington was booked into the Hamilton County jail at 11:30 p.m. with an additional charge of assault on a police officer. No information was provided about Sgt. Hicks’ condition. We hope his injuries were minor and wish him a speedy recovery.