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Officer injured during Charlottesville arrest 
April 2013 

A Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement officer was hospitalized Wednesday with non life-threatening injuries when a man he tried to arrest allegedly rammed the passenger door of the officer's car, police said. 

JADE officers attempted to stop a black Chrysler PT Cruiser at about 3:15 p.m. to serve Marcell Turner with five drug-related arrest warrants, four from the city of Charlottesville and one from Albemarle County, said Charlottesville Police Lt. Ronnie Roberts. 

The 25-year-old rammed two JADE cruisers before driving off, Roberts said. Charlottesville police officers chased Turner to the 1600 block of Meridian Street, he said. 

Turner jumped from the moving car and ran behind some houses, at which point officers continued the chase on foot, according to Roberts. An Albemarle County police K-9 tracked Turner to a basement apartment, he said. 

Police could not provide further details about Turner's current charges or anticipated charges stemming from Wednesday's chase by press time.