Log Out | Member Center

40°F

53°/38°

Police: Man tries to run over estranged wife, crashes into house

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Friday, Sep. 14, 2012, at 11:29 a.m.

A man was arrested Thursday after he tried to run over his estranged wife and crashed into her house instead, police say.

The incident occurred just after 8:30 a.m. on Thursday in the 4600 block of Laclede, Lt. Doug Nolte said. Laclede is northeast of Seneca and 47th Street South.

The 31-year-old man and 30-year-old woman were arguing outside the house, the woman told police, and he eventually got into his vehicle and tried to run her over. She was able to evade the vehicle, which crashed into the side of the house.

A 5-year-old boy who was inside the house was so close to the point of impact that debris nearly struck him, Nolte said. The man dislodged the vehicle from the house and drove home, where he was arrested.

As police continued their investigation, Nolte said, they found living conditions so poor at the house on Laclede that the three children living there — the 5-year-old boy and two girls ages 4 and 2 — were placed in protective custody.

Reach Stan Finger at 316-268-6437 or sfinger@wichitaeagle.com.

Subscribe to our newsletters

The Wichita Eagle welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views. Please see our commenting policy for more information.

Have a news tip? You can send it to wenews@wichitaeagle.com or consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Wichita Eagle.

Search for a job

in

Top jobs