Good Samaritans rush to Bethany officer’s aid

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BETHANY, Okla. – Officials in Bethany are crediting two Good Samaritans with coming to an officer’s aid recently.

According to the probable cause affidavit, authorities were called to a woman’s home after she said she got out of the shower and found a stranger in her home.

When officers arrived, they began looking for the alleged suspect and came across a man standing in a driveway nearby.

The affidavit claims that the man told police that he saw two black men running away from the area.

As the officer drove around the block, he noticed that the man had started walking away from the home and had similar articles of clothing as the alleged suspect.

The affidavit claims that the officer asked the man if he would take a seat in the patrol car  and began patting him down.

At that point, the man, who was identified as 20-year-old Timothy Tanner, Jr. , began punching the officer.

Two men who were driving by saw the commotion and stopped to help the officer, wrestling Tanner to the ground.

Tanner was arrested on four counts of first-degree burglary, resisting arrest, concealing stolen property and assault and battery upon a police officer.