Man indicted for attempted murder in crash that injured Cuyahoga Falls officer


Donald R. Watson Jr. Courtesy Cuyahoga Falls PD.

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CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio-- An Akron  man is facing several charges after prosecutors say he slammed his car into a police cruiser, injuring an officer.

Donald Watson, 46, was indicted for attempted murder, felonious assault, aggravated arson, failure to comply with a police order, vandalism and criminal damaging.

Watson crashed into cars and cruisers in the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department parking lot on July 23, the Summit County Prosecutor's Office said. Officers chased after him as he sped down city streets.

He rammed into Officer Ted Davis' police car on Broad Boulevard, according to prosecutors. Davis, who suffered a broken pelvis, spent about a week in the hospital.

"God was protecting me," Davis told FOX 8 News earlier this month. The married father of two is an 11-year veteran of the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department.

The prosecutor's office said Watson also started a fire at his home in Akron.

Watson is set to appear in Summit County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday.

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