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MOUNT VERNON -- A Mount Vernon Police Officer was injured while investigating a domestic violence incident Friday afternoon at approximately 1:10 PM in the 100 block of East Burgess Street, according to a press release issued Friday night by chief Robert Morgan.

Morgan stated that two Mount Vernon Police Officers responded to a reported domestic violence in progress. As one of the officers attempted to identify an individual involved in the incident, the man, later identified as William G. Carter, 66, of Mount Vernon, failed to comply with the officer’s order to remain at the scene.

As Carter left the scene he struck the officer with his vehicle and fled the area.

Deputies of the Knox County Sheriff's Office located and detained Carter on Columbus Road a short time later.

The Mount Vernon Fire Department Squad transported the Officer to Knox Community Hospital for injuries sustained during the incident. The Officer sustained significant but not life-threatening injuries.

The suspect William G. Carter was arrested transported to the Knox County Jail. He is being held on a felony charge of Aggravated Vehicular Assault.

The investigation continues and further charges may be forthcoming.

"I would like to thank the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol for their assistance in this case," Morgan stated.

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