Police seek suspect after assault on Wyandotte County deputy

Law officers in Wyandotte County are looking for a man who rammed his vehicle into a sheriff’s deputy’s patrol car, sending the officer to a hospital.

The deputy pulled the suspect over for an expired plate shortly after 4 p.m. today near 12th Street and Troup Avenue. While the deputy was in his vehicle, the suspect put his truck into reverse and hit the accelerator, slamming into the front of the patrol car and causing extensive damage, said Lt. Kelli Bailiff of the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Department.

The deputy attempted to pursue the suspect but his vehicle became inoperable after a couple of blocks, near 14th Street and Wood Avenue. He radioed other units the suspect vehicle’s description.

The suspect’s truck then struck a Kansas City, Kan., police patrol car, causing minor damage.

The truck, which was later determined to have been stolen, was found shortly afterward abandoned near 17th Street and Troup Avenue. A female who was with the suspect was discovered hiding nearby and is being questioned.

The suspect was described as a man in his 30’s or 40s wearing blue jeans and no shirt.

The deputy was treated for neck and back pain but was to be released tonight, Bailiff said.

The suspect, if arrested, could face a charge of aggravated assault against a law enforcement officer.