Man indicted on attempted murder charge for ramming Cuyahoga Falls cruisers, injuring officer

Posted at 3:11 PM, Aug 22, 2016

An Akron man was indicted last week on an attempted murder charge for ramming into multiple Cuyahoga Falls police cruisers, seriously injuring an officer.

Donald Watson, 46, was also indicted on two counts of felonious assault, one count of aggravated arson, one count of failure to comply with order of a police officer, one county of vandalism and one count of criminal damaging or endangering. 


Watson allegedly went into the parking lot of the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department on July 23 and drove his car into several parked police cruisers.

Cuyahoga Falls officers chased Watson until he sped down Broad Blvd, crossed into the westbound lanes of the road and slammed into a cruiser being driven by officer Theodore Davis, police said.

Watson was arrested at the scene. 

Officer Davis was trapped inside his car and suffered serious injuries, spending nearly a week in the hospital. 

Police said after the crash Watson admitted to starting a fire at his home in Akron. Firefighters responded and found a working fire that caused major damage. 

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