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Friday night just before 9:30, Taylorville Police tried to pull over a brown pickup truck after the driver apparently committed a traffic violation. According to reports, the driver was stopped near the intersection of Cherokee and the alley behind E. Ash Street. The truck then reportedly backed into the patrol unit, and then the driver allegedly jumped out and began running. An officer tackled the suspect. 26-year-old Aaron J. Buckler of Taylorville. He was arrested and taken to the Taylorville Police Department where he was processed and released on $300 cash bond.

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