Police: Suspect hides in woman's basement, assaults officers

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 12 at 11:26 PM

(KMOV.com) – Authorities said two police officers were assaulted in their attempt to catch a wanted man in the Carondelet neighborhood of south St. Louis.

Police said they conducted a search for more than one hour Monday, an effort to find Kevin Miner, 25. Miner was wanted for burglary. Officers said he tried hide one resident’s home.

“I saw the basement door was open, the cellar door was open, and I said ‘did you look down there?,” said resident Christina Freed

Officers went down the cellar steps of Freed’s home and tried to open the basement door, but Miner allegedly slammed it back shut, breaking an officer’s hand in the process.

Officers said they forced the door open, causing Miner to fight back. Miner then allegedly kicked an officer.

Miner was arrested and is facing charges of felony assault and trespassing.

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