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Officer struck by police vehicle during foot pursuit in Rostraver Twp.


ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. - A North Belle Vernon police sergeant was hit by a Rostraver police vehicle during a foot pursuit of a suspect early Wednesday morning.

Rostraver police said while they were investigating a domestic disturbance on Monongahela Street, Devon Johnson-Brown, 22, provided a false name and then fled the scene on foot.

During the pursuit, Sgt. Van Scyoc, of the North Belle Vernon Police Department, was struck by a Rostraver police car.

Scyoc sustained minor leg injuries and was taken to Monongahela Valley Hospital where he was treated and released.

Police chased Johnson-Brown about four blocks before catching him.

They later found out he was wanted by Charleroi police on felony drug and related charges.

Johnson-Brown was arraigned and jailed with bail set at $100,000. He is facing charges of avoiding apprehension and resisting arrest, among others.