The Ottumwa Courier

July 4, 2013

Police seek man who struck officer with car


Ottumwa Courier

---- — COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Police in western Iowa are asking the public's help in finding a man they say hit an officer with a stolen car and is facing charges that include attempted murder.

The Council Bluffs Nonpareil (http://bit.ly/12IBlgT ) says Andrew Brown was being chased by the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Department on June 25 in a vehicle allegedly stolen from Omaha.

Council Bluffs police officers attempted to disable Brown's vehicle with stop sticks. But officials say Brown directed the vehicle toward several officers before striking one.

The officer was flipped in the air and against a utility pole before landing in a ditch. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries and released.

Brown then abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.