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Melissa Heinzman found, arrested after allegedly running over sheriff deputy’s foot

Driver runs over Sedgwick County sheriff’s deputy’s foot

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Justin Maxfield said suspect Melissa Heinzman drove over a deputy's foot in Wichita, KS, after the cop pulled her over for a felony arrest warrant Sunday. (June 23, 2019)
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Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Justin Maxfield said suspect Melissa Heinzman drove over a deputy's foot in Wichita, KS, after the cop pulled her over for a felony arrest warrant Sunday. (June 23, 2019)

The woman suspected of running over a sheriff deputy’s foot last month has been arrested.

Melissa Heinzman, 45, was arrested, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Lt. Tim Myers confirmed Tuesday night. She was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail at around 11 p.m. She was wanted on felony charges of aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer, interference with law enforcement and failure to stop at an accident.

Heinzman allegedly ran over the foot of a Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office deputy and dragged the deputy on a Wichita road when fleeing a June 23 traffic stop. The deputy’s equipment was caught on the SUV during the incident, and she was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

She made her first appearance in Sedgwick County District Court on Wednesday, and a judge listed her bond at $250,000 in the case. She is also being held in jail on unrelated charges from other cases. Combined, her bonds total over $1.4 million.

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