LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A Lafayette man involved in a police action shooting in February faces a dozen criminal charges related to the incident.
32-year-old Javon Patterson has been charged with six felonies and six misdemeanors including dealing cocaine, resisting law enforcement, and operating while intoxicated.
As NewsChannel 18 previously reported, on Feb. 17, Patterson was pulled over on Poland Hill Road and as police approached the vehicle, a struggle took place. An officer then fired a shot into the back, side window of the car as Patterson sped off.
Police said he later crashed into the fence on the corner of Poland Hill road and Ortman Lane.
Court documents reveal a search of Patterson's apartment later that morning turned up cocaine, marijuana, and a loaded handgun with a serial number that was partially scraped off.
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