David Chang

Caught on Cam: Man Attacks Coatesville Police Officer With Rock: Officials

A man was arrested after he threw a rock at a Coatesville Police officer's vehicle and then injured another officer during a caught on cam attack, according to investigators.

A man was arrrested after he was allegedly caught on camera attacking a Coatesville Police officer with a rock.

Officer Jared Davis was on patrol and driving westbound on the 500 block of East Lincoln Highway in Coatesville in a marked police vehicle Monday at 1:50 p.m. As he was driving, Eric Watson, 29, of Coatesville, walked off the sidewalk in front of the Coatesville Library and threw a large rock at the officer’s vehicle, shattering the windshield, according to investigators.

When Officer Davis exited his vehicle, Watson allegedly attacked him and tried to strike him in the head with the rock. Davis tried to arrest Watson but he resisted until other officers arrived at the scene and brought him to the ground, police said.

One of the other officers who assisted Officer Davis suffered a broken sternum during the incident, according to investigators. Officer Davis was not injured however.

Watson was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, institutional vandalism, resisting arrest and other related offenses.

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