- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 8, 2017

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio (AP) - A former Ohio police officer has pleaded guilty to charges he tried to cover up a suicide attempt by falsely claiming he’d been shot during a traffic stop.

Authorities have said former Newcomerstown police officer Bryan Eubanks claimed people in a car shot him in the arm during a traffic stop in April.

A man was taken into custody and released several hours later. A statewide alert for suspects was issued that day.

Eubanks later told investigators he had shot himself and was fired.

The state attorney general’s office says the 37-year-old Eubanks pleaded guilty Wednesday in Tuscarawas (tuhs-kuh-RAW’-uhs) County to charges of inducing panic, making false alarms, tampering with evidence, forgery and workers’ compensation fraud.

A message seeking comment was left with Eubanks‘ attorney.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide