CHEVIOT, Ohio — A man will appear in court Monday after he hit a Cheviot police officer with a stolen car, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said.
Kyle James, 31, was arrested and charged Sunday with felony fleeing and eluding police, felonious assault, theft of a motor vehicle and theft of a gun, the sheriff's office said. Additional charges are to be expected.
The incident took place just after 7:30 a.m. in the 3900 block of Davis Avenue as officers were investigating a stolen Subaru with Florida plates, Cheviot Police Department Chief Emmett Stone said.
Police said James hit an officer with the car and the officer responded by firing two shots at the vehicle. Police have not said if any of the officer's gunfire struck James.
The officer was described as "ok," but was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released. The department has not released the officer's name.
Cheviot police found the stolen car crashed into the woods on Kleeman Road, and police used K-9s in the area to help search. James was tracked and located by those K-9s within the wooded area off of Kleeman Road.
The sheriff's office said they received help from Delhi police, CPD and Green Township units.
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