A driver and his passenger were arrested after a truck reportedly was used to ram into a Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle.
A driver and his passenger were arrested after a truck reportedly was used to ram into a Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle.
The incident was reported at 7:11 p.m. Sunday on U.S. 73-Kansas 7 Highway northwest of Leavenworth. A deputy suffered a minor knee injury, Undersheriff Jim Sherley said.
The deputy attempted to stop a 1996 Ford pickup truck on U.S. 73-K-7 near Salt Creek. The driver of the truck stopped. But after the deputy got out of his patrol vehicle, the driver allegedly backed the truck into the patrol vehicle at a high rate of speed. The driver then allegedly drove away.
The deputy pursued the truck in his damaged patrol vehicle, according to Sherley.
Near 179th Street, the driver allegedly braked and put the truck in reverse, once again ramming the patrol vehicle.
The deputy suffered a knee injury during the collision. The patrol vehicle also became disabled.
The driver allegedly drove away at a high rate of speed.
Additional deputies from the Sheriff’s Office and a trooper from the Kansas Highway Patrol responded to the scene.
The truck was located in the area of U.S.73-K-7 and Kansas 192 Highway. The vehicle had been wrecked.
The truck had been reported stolen in Oregon, according to Sherley.
The driver and passenger reportedly had fled from the wreck on foot.
They were found in the basement of a nearby residence. They were taken into custody for allegations of
aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, criminal damage to property, burglary and possession of stolen property.
The case will be forwarded to the Leavenworth County Attorney’s Office for formal charges.