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Mayo's father faces charges in West Va.

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP)

The father of Memphis Grizzlies player O.J. Mayo faces charges in West Virginia of trying to kill a police officer and other counts following a chase.

The Huntington Police Department says in a news release that 39-year-old Kenneth Maurice Ziegler of Huntington was arrested Thursday morning. He's charged with attempted murder, two drug counts, obstructing and two fleeing counts.

Police say officers were searching for someone else at about 3:30 a.m. Thursday when they saw a person inside a vehicle trying to hide. When they confronted the man, he drove the vehicle into one officer and dragged him for several feet.

Ziegler was arrested following a pursuit. He was being held Thursday at the Western Regional Jail. Jail records did not indicate whether he has an attorney.

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