§ 136.08  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 R.C. § 2923.11.
(R.C. § 2921.33)  Penalty, see § 130.99
Statutory reference:
   Unlawful taking of deadly weapon from a law enforcement officer, felony offense, see R.C. § 2911.01