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OFFICERS HURT IN ARREST OF TWO AFTER ASSAULT

A police officer and a lieutenant were injured Sunday in a struggle after a woman was punched and choked in an apartment on Cornwall Avenue.

Northeast District officers said the woman was attacked during a domestic dispute at 2 a.m. in the home of Wayne Garner, 37, on Cornwall near East Ferry Street.

When police arrived, they instructed Garner's brother, William E. Garner, 43, of Rockland Road, Town of Tonawanda, to sit down. But police said he grabbed Officer Franklyn King by the arm and started yelling and swinging at officers before he was forcibly subdued.

Wayne Garner then ran downstairs, pushing Lt. Michael McCarthy into a wall, according to the police report. He, too, was forcibly subdued by several officers. McCarthy said he suffered an injured thumb.

After the scuffle, Officer Sherrie Peterson sought treatment in Erie County Medical Center for a leg injury.

Both Garners were charged with assault with intent to injure a police officer, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration. Wayne Garner also was charged with assaulting the woman, harassment and causing a disturbance with unreasonable noise and obscene language.

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