Man arrested after seriously injuring officer in Grifton

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A man wanted for seriously injuring a Grifton Police officer on Wednesday has been arrested.

Grifton Police say Robert Cogdell was arrested on Saturday in the Hooker Road area by Greenville Police. 

On Wednesday around 2:30 a.m., Grifton Police attempted to arrest Cogdell at 548 Cannon Blvd. for outstanding warrants for misdemeanor larceny. The officer approached Cogdell and was immediately assaulted. The officer was struck in the face and head multiple times in an effort by the suspect to disarm the officer. 

Police say during the struggle, the officer’s firearm discharged, but didn’t strike the officer or Cogdell. Cogdell fled on foot.

The officer was transported to Vidant with serious, but non-life threatening injuries to the head and face. The officer was released on Wednesday and is recovering at home. The officer was placed on administrative leave, which is standard policy.

Cogdell has now been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill inflicting serious injury, assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm, assault on a law enforcement office inflicting serious injury, attempted larceny of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon, and misdemeanor larceny.

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