Rockford man arrested on drug charges after pursuit on foot with police
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - 27-year-old Denzel Dunivant was arrested Tuesday after police say he fought with officers after leading them on a foot chase.
Rockford Police say officers approached a ‘suspicious vehicle’ in the area if Underwood and School Streets around 7:25 p.m. Tuesday night. When officers approached the vehicle, Dunivant got out of the car and ran.
After a foot chase ended in the 800 block of Tanner Court, Dunivant was taken into custody after a brief struggle, police said, adding that during the fight Dunivant bit an officer. Authorities say Dunivant sustained minor injuries during the arrest. He was treated at a local hospital and was lodged in the Winnebago County Jail.
Dunivant has been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Resisting Arrest, Aggravated Battery to Police, and Traffic Offenses.
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