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Man arrested, charged after Salem police chase that left three officers hurt


The Salem Police Department has arrested a man in connection with a police chase that left three officers with minor injuries.

Authorities say 25-year-old Griffin Newman was taken into custody Tuesday (Nov.8) at 8:11 p.m. in Salem and is currently being held without bond.

Newman is charged with the following:

  • Shooting within the city limits
  • Reckless handling of a firearm
  • Eluding police and reckless driving


A man is wanted after a shots-fired incident in Salem led to a police chase and then a crash between two cruisers, according to police.

Authorities said that they were investigating a shots fired incident in the 200 block of East Main Street at 10:12 p.m. on Monday.

Griffin Newman, 25, was identified as a suspect. Police said that he sped away from the scene on his motorcycle and refused to stop for police.

Officers said that Newman was last seen while traveling north on Wildwood Road.

During the chase, authorities said two police cruisers hit each other at the intersection of West Main Street and Wildwood Road. The crash left three officers with minor injuries.

Newman is wanted on several charges including shooting within city limits, reckless handling of a firearm, eluding police and reckless driving.

Anyone with information on Newman’s location or any details is asked to call 540-375-3083.

Source: WSLS News 10

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