Police on Wednesday captured a man with a long criminal history in connection with a violent assault that left a police officer in the hospital with broken ribs.
Perry Martin, 42, was taken into custody around 4 p.m. Wednesday near 28th and Morris Streets in South Philadelphia, said Capt. Laurence Nodiff, commander of South Detectives.
Martin, of South Philadelphia, faces charges of aggravated assault of a police officer, robbery, and other offenses.
Lt. Douglas Stanford, a 29-year veteran who was body-slammed when he tried to arrest Martin for shoplifting Tuesday afternoon, is in the hospital recovering from three broken ribs and a bruised lung. Nodiff said that Stanford was in a lot of pain, but that doctors expected him to make a full recovery.