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Newcomerstown police: Suspects will be caught

'Everybody's doing everything they can to see if we can locate this dude,' Chief Gary Holland said

By NANCY MOLNAR GateHouse Ohio Media Published: April 13, 2017 4:00 AM

NEWCOMERSTOWN -- The U.S. Marshal's Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Ohio Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies from Tuscarawas, Coshocton and Guernsey counties are looking for two men and a Geo Tracker in connection with the shooting of a Newcomerstown police officer Tuesday morning.

"Most law enforcement across the state of Ohio is aware of what we're looking for," police Chief Gary Holland said Wednesday. "The investigation goes on. We're looking for a black Geo Tracker, which was occupied by two white males. And we're just following up whatever leads we can get at this point in time.

"Everybody's doing everything they can to see if we can locate this dude. I'm confident we'll eventually catch him."

The gunman who shot Officer Bryan J. Eubanks in the forearm after a traffic stop is described as having tattoos along his neck and short brown hair. The Tracker has a hard top, two doors, tinted windows, black rims and wide tires.

Holland said a license-plate reader on Eubanks' patrol car might yield information about possible witnesses.

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In an interview with Times-Reporter news partner WTOV Channel 9, Eubanks said that the vehicle's passenger shot at him twice, hitting him once, after he approached the driver's side of the vehicle.

"God has blessed me today," Eubanks told WTOV on Tuesday. "He was definitely on my side. It could have turned out way worse."

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Newcomerstown police at 330-498-6161.


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