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Detective hurt while responding to situation

Oct 25, 2013 From staff reports

A Riverton Police Department detective was injured while responding to a domestic situation Saturday afternoon in Riverton.

At 1:42 p.m. Saturday, Riverton Police Department Detective Scott Gardner stopped to assist in an incident involving Michael Tschacher, 23, of Riverton, on Main Street.

When Gardner identified himself as a police officer, Tschacher ran to his truck. Gardner then told him to stop and reached into the vehicle when Tschacher began to drive away. The detective's arm was stuck in the driver's side door, and the truck struck him on the head and leg.

Gardner was treated at Riverton Memorial Hospital and released with minor injuries.

Tschacher was arrested in the 400 block of East Pershing Avenue at 2:24 p.m. Saturday on charges of aggravated assault, breach of peace, resisting arrest, reckless endangering and reckless driving.

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