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September 17, 2013

Man arrested after attempting to run over doctor, officer

ENID, Okla. — A 48-year-old Enid man was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon on multiple complaints at an Enid medical office complex, after fighting with police and attempting to run over a doctor and officer with his vehicle.

Allen P. Coffey was arrested on complaints of kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault and battery upon a police officer, resisting arrest and threatening to perform an act of violence.

Police officers Andy Morris and Tom Rhyne responded at 1:46 p.m. to Northwest Medical Center, 3201 N. Van Buren, in reference to unwanted man causing a disturbance in Dr. Robi Chatterji’s office.

When officers had arrived, Coffey had left the building, but returned while officers were investigating. Chatterji and Rhyne were outside the building when Coffey returned. Coffey saw the two and drove toward them, driving his vehicle onto the sidewalk of the building, according to an EPD report.

Coffey got out of his vehicle and Morris grabbed his left wrist to take him into custody. Coffey turned and struck Morris in the face with his right hand, according to the report. Coffey was taken to the ground but continued to struggle with officers, again striking Morris, and was tasered and taken into custody, according to the report.

During their investigation, officers determined Coffey, prior to the incident, had gone to his estranged wife’s place of employment in the 100 block of North Independence. Coffey grabbed the woman and physically removed her from the place of business against her will, according to the report.

Coffey took the woman to the medical facility, but she was able to escape into a bathroom and call for help.

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