January 5, 2013

Man accused of ramming police vehicles

Staff report
 

A 19-year-old man faces felony assault charges after allegedly ramming his car into two police vehicles while attempting to flee today.

Nash Teal is suspected of first-degree assault and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

Police spotted him getting into a stolen 1998 Nissan truck just before noon, according to Officer Brian Eckersley. The truck was stolen earlier this morning when the victim was warming it up on the north side of town.

Several officers surrounded Teal with their vehicles in an attempt to block him from fleeing. Police say Teal purposely rammed an unmarked police car and a patrol car while trying to escape.

Officers were able to pin the vehicle in, but Teal led them on a short foot pursuit before they took him into custody, police said.

One officer was treated at a local hospital for a minor hip injury sustained during the arrest.


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