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Cops say Salina man attacked deputy when town tried to mow his lawn

A Salina man is facing multiple charges after allegedly attacking a Sheriff’s Deputy with a baseball bat while workers tried to mow his lawn.
Salina (WSYR-TV) – A Salina man is facing multiple charges after allegedly attacking a Sheriff’s Deputy with a baseball bat while workers tried to mow his lawn.

According to the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy accompanied contractors who were hired by the Town of Salina to mow a lawn at a Mattydale residence.

When they arrived at the home of 50-year-old Gregory Rowe on Garden City Drive, deputies say he became angry and struck the deputy with an aluminum bat.

The deputy pepper sprayed Rowe and then wrestled him to the ground before taking him into custody.

Both Rowe and the deputy were treated at the scene.

The deputy was taken to a local emergency room. Rowe refused treatment.

Rowe was scheduled to be arraigned in Town of Salina Court on charges including:
  • Attempted aggravated assault upon a police officer – a felony
  • Criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree – a misdemeanor
  • Obstructing governmental administration – a misdemeanor
  • Menacing in the second degree – a misdemeanor
  • Resisting arrest – a misdemeanor

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