The Portage County sheriff’s deputy who was burned during a recent arrest underwent surgery Wednesday, according to a Facebook post by Sheriff David Doak.

Sgt. Jim Acklin “is currently in recovery and the surgery went well,” Doak wrote.

Doak said Acklin received skin grafts to repair damage done when he was set on fire Feb. 14 while arresting a fugitive.

Acklin was part of a team that went to a home on state Route 44 in Rootstown Township to arrest Atwater Township resident Jay E. Brannon, 45, on multiple charges. He is accused of lighting a can of flammable liquid and throwing it on Acklin in a garage at the home as police attempted to arrest him. Doak said Acklin suffered burns on about 20 percent of his body, mostly his hands and arms. Brannon is in the Portage County Jail.

The Rootstown Lions Club will host a spaghetti dinner to benefit Acklin from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Rootstown Elementary School. Cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children 12 and younger. Carryout orders will be available.