Kansas man attempted to hit first responders with pickup

Hays Post – August 7, 2018

Law enforcement authorities are investigating a suspect for alleged aggravated assault.

Just before noon Sunday, the Ellinwood Police Department and Ellinwood Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire in the 300 block of east 4th street in Ellinwood, according to a media release.

They found a 1999 Chevy 2500 pickup found fully engulfed in flames parked near the alley.

The owner of the vehicle was uncooperative with commands from Firefighters and Law Enforcement to get away from the vehicle for safety concerns.

The owner then entered a second pickup that was parked close by and rapidly backed up towards the responders, nearly striking several Fire Department Personnel and one Ellinwood Police Officer. The driver then fled the scene driving erratically to the front of his residence and barricaded himself inside.

The driver came out of the residence a short time later where he was taken into custody by the Ellinwood Police Department.

The driver, Samuel Freeman, 62, Ellinwood, was transported to the Barton County Jail where he was booked in on four counts of Aggravated Assault, one count of Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, and Felony Interference with Law Enforcement.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
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