Mason (OH) Fire Department Member Charged with Assaulting Chief, Police Officer

A MFD member on unpaid leave is in custody and charged with assaulting both his chief and the police officer responding to the incident.

According to a report from FOX19, a member of the Mason (OH) Fire Department (MFD) on unpaid leave is in custody and has been charged with assault after he assaulted both his chief and the police officer responding to the incident.

Police were dispatched MFD Station 51 Tuesday morning for a fight. Court documents say Joseph Bales, 27, punched MFD Chief Bryan Brumagen twice in the face.

When officers arrived on scene, Bales then allegedly punched Police Sargent Jeremy Saylor in the face as well.

The police report says Brumagen and Saylor suffered minor injuries. Bales was taken to Atrium Medical Center for evaluation.

Bales faces two felony counts of assault, a felony for disrupting public service, and a misdemeanor for resisting arrest.

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