Former Newcomerstown officer pleads guilty after false shooting claim

Newcomerstown Officer Bryan Eubanks (Photo Credit: WEWS)

Bryan Eubanks, the former Newcomerstown police officer who tried to cover up a suicide attempt by saying someone else shot him during a traffic stop, pleaded guilty to several charges.

Eubanks now faces potential prison time and his certification as peace officer has been revoked.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office said he pleaded guilty to the following charges:

  • One count of inducing panic, a fifth degree felony
  • One count of making false alarms, a fifth degree felony
  • Two counts of tampering with evidence, third degree felonies
  • One count of forgery, a fifth degree felony
  • One count of workers' compensation fraud, a first degree mindemeanor

In April, Eubanks claimed that he was shot in the arm during a traffic stop.

Because of his claims, a man was taken into custody after a statewide alert only to be released later.

A sentencing date for Eubanks has not been set.

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