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Man runs over Franklin state cop with four-wheeler

Submitted Mon, 05/14/2012 - 8:16am by Andy Alm

A Kittaning man is facing aggravated assault charges for allegedly running over and dragging a Franklin state trooper behind a four-wheeler.

The attack occurred in the very early morning hours Saturday morning, when police were responding to a disturbance with neighbors on Romanko Drive, in Scrubgrass Township.

Forty-nine-year-old Jeff Wiegand was arraigned in front of Magistrate Lowry and remanded to the Venango County Jail.  Online court records show Wiegand a criminal history in five counties in Pennsylvania

The trooper had minor injuries and was treated and released at UPMC Northwest. 

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