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3 Oak Ridge officers injured during call at apartment complex, one still in hospital

The incident happened Monday as police responded to a theft of services call.

OAKRIDGE, Tenn — UPDATE October 5, 2021

The two officers who went to Methodist Medical Center were treated and released on Monday night, according to city spokeswoman Lauren Gray. The female officer is doing well but still recovering from her injuries at UT Medical Center.  

ORIGINAL STORY

Three Oak Ridge police officers suffered injuries Monday afternoon while responding to a call at an apartment complex, according to authorities.

The incident happened at Hallmark Apartments, 500 Tuskegee Drive, as officers were checking out a report of "theft of services," according to city spokeswoman Lauren Gray.

The suspect, identified as Toravonno Javal Ramsey-Dewerff, assaulted an unidentified police officer, according to Gray.

"As other officers were attempting to assist the assaulted officer, one officer sustained what appeared to be minor injuries and a third officer sustained a significant injury to her arm," according to Gray's news release.

Credit: WBIR
Apartment complex where struggle occurred.

The female officer with the arm injury was being treated at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

The other two officers were taken to Methodist Medical Center to be evaluated.

Ramsey-Dewerff was being held at the Anderson County Detention Facility.

Credit: WBIR

According to Gray, Ramsey-Dewerff faces charges of theft of services, resisting stop frisk or halt, three counts of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

The police department's Criminal Investigations Division is looking into the incident.

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