Suspect Apprehended After Attacking Wagner Officer With Taser, Officer Released From Hospital

Officer Flynn suffered a back injury Friday night during an altercation with Jubal Grant Jr., 18

UPDATE:

WAGNER, S.D.- The Wagner Police Department reports Officer Flynn has been released from the hospital.

Officer Flynn suffered a back injury Friday night during an altercation with a suspect.

The officer was attempting to arrest Jubal Grant Jr., 18, around 6 p.m. Friday in the Gus Stop gas station parking lot. Police say Grant fought with Officer Flynn and took his taser. Grant also tried to take his gun.

Grant has been apprehended with charges pending. Grant was initially wanted for third-degree rape and burglary.

A bystander, who stepped in to provide assistance during the altercation, was also injured.

The Wagner Police department issued a public thank you to that person:

“I want the thank the bystander for stepping in and trying to help officer Flynn. It’s good to see that there still some that want to make a difference.”

Wagner, S.D.  Wagner police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a man who they say tried to attack an officer with his own taser.

Authorities say Jubal Grant Jr., 18, is considered armed and dangerous. He is wanted for third-degree rape and burglary.

An officer was attempting to arrest Grant around 6 p.m. Friday in the Gus Stop gas station parking lot. Police say Grant fought with the officer, taking his taser. He also tried to take his gun.

Grant fled southbound from Gus Stop toward the Redbird apartments.

The officer was taken to the hospital with injuries from the fight. A bystander was also assaulted while trying to help the officer, and was taken to the hospital with injuries.

Police say Grant is 6-feet tall and weighs about 140 pounds. Anyone who sees Grant should not try to make contact with him, but instead call police. The Wagner Police Dept. can be reached at (605) 384-3222.