501.16  RESISTING ARREST.
   (a)   No person, recklessly or by force, shall resist or interfere with a lawful arrest of himself, herself or another.
   (b)   No person, recklessly or by force, shall resist or interfere with a lawful arrest of the person or another person and, during the course of or as a result of the resistance or interference, cause physical harm to a law enforcement officer.
   (c)   No person, recklessly or by force, shall resist or interfere with a lawful arrest of the person or another person if either of the following applies:
      (1)   The offender, during the course of or as a result of the resistance or interference, recklessly causes physical harm to a law enforcement officer by means of a deadly weapon; or
      (2)   The offender, during the course of the resistance or interference, brandishes a deadly weapon.
   (d)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of resisting arrest.  A violation of division (a) of this section is a misdemeanor of the second degree.  A violation of division (b) of this section is a misdemeanor of the first degree.  A violation of division (c) of this section is a felony to be prosecuted under appropriate State law.
   (e)   As used in this section, "deadly weapon" has the same meaning as in Ohio R.C. 2923.11.
(ORC 2921.33)
Statutory reference:
   Unlawful taking of deadly weapon from law enforcement officer, felony, see Ohio R.C. 2911.01