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Former OU running back accused of assaulting Edmond officers

Roy Finch, 26, was arrested April 15 in Edmond on complaints of complaints of assault and battery on an officer, resisting and possession of marijuana. (Oklahoma County Jail)

A former University of Oklahoma running back was arrested Sunday and accused of assaulting officers.

The Edmond Police Department reports that at approximately 6:30 a.m. April 15 officers were called to the Villas at Stonebridge, 157 Stonebridge, after a vehicle had been parked at the complex and running for more than an hour.

Police arrived on scene and made contact with Roy Finch, 26. Officers noted an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. When officers were attempting to place Finch in custody on a marijuana complaint he allegedly swung at one of them. While attempting to restrain him, Finch was able to get away from custody and run through the complex.

A perimeter was set up and he was found near the south gate of the complex. A second altercation between officers and Finch then occurred. At one point, Finch was hit in the back with a taser. Officers were eventually able to get him to the ground but unable to place him in handcuffs.

Officers used the "drive stun" on their taser and were eventually able to place him into custody. Edmond police say that Finch received lacerations to the right side of his face during the struggle.

He was later arrested on complaints of assault and battery on an officer, resisting and possession of marijuana. Video of the second altercation was released Monday showing officers taking Finch to the ground.


Finch played running back at OU from 2010 to 2013. He is listed on the roster for the Calgary Stampeders in the Canadian Football League.

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