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Pembroke officer injured in fight
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Pembroke Police officer Jim Jeffers suffered multiple injuries, including a broken left hand, after an altercation on Sept. 6 when a suspect resisted arrest, according to authorities.

According to the police report:

While checking the city water pump station on Harry Hagan Road around 1:30 a.m., Jeffers saw a pedestrian "staggering down the road." The report also says there were two reports made to police earlier in the evening of a suspicious person in the area.

Jeffers further reports that when he approached the man, 22-year-old Pembroke resident Desmond Lewis, he tried to flee the scene. Jeffers reportedly grabbed Lewis and a struggle ensued.

Lewis got away from Jeffers and fled the scene, but not before allegedly being pepper-sprayed, dropping a pistol and causing injury to Jeffers’ legs, knees and hands. EMS came to the scene and bandaged Jeffers’ hand. A hospital x-ray later that day revealed the broken bone in his left hand.

Jeffers said he knew Lewis from previous dealings and tracked him to a nearby residence.

City and county officers went to the residence where they reportedly found Lewis hiding in a back bedroom closet. Lewis was arrested and charged with obstruction. Seeing how he is currently on probation for burglary, he was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

PPD Sgt. Billy Gray said the pistol was stolen from a Pembroke resident earlier this year. The incident is currently under investigation.

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