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Springfield Township man arrested for assaulting a police officer

The suspect was also charged with stealing heavy equipment.
Credit: Summit Co Sheriff Dept

SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio — On Thursday morning, the Summit County Sheriff's Office announced the arrest of a Springfield Township man in connection to stolen machinery and the assault of a police officer. 

According to a press release, on January 12, Summit County deputies and Ohio State Troopers were made aware of suspected stolen property that was being stored at a home on Proctor Road in Springfield Township.

Officials, including the Summit County SWAT team and local deputies, executed a search of the property at that time. 

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As deputies searched the home, they found cash, drugs, thousands of rounds of ammunition, firearm parts, and 10 firearms. Deputies say two of the firearms had either been illegally altered to fire fully automatic or had been equipped with illegal accessories.

Deputies also recovered a Kubota track loaded with an estimated value of over $50,000.00. The Kubota had been reported stolen from the City of Green in 2019.

The homeowner, 44-year-old Brandon Lucien, was arrested following the search. During the arrest, deputies say Lucien attempted to retrieve a firearm.

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The suspect was later charged with Felonious Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Having Weapons Under Disability, and Receiving Stolen Property.  Additional charges are currently pending.  

Lucien is being held in the Summit County Jail.

This is a developing story. Check back with 3News for updates. 

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