(KMOV) – A 17-year-old male was charged after two officers were injured around 10 p.m. on Friday, November 5, after their patrol car was struck by a stolen vehicle the teen was driving.
The incident began in the 2600 block of Natural Bridge when police say they spotted a Lincoln Town Car that had been reported stolen on November 1.
When police tried to pull the car over, it sped off at a high speed without pursuit, officials say.
The driver of the car, Roland Haywood, then ran a red light at Natural Bridge and Glasgow, striking an unmarked police car. The two detectives in the car, ages 44 and 48, were treated for neck and concussion injuries. They were in the neighborhood on an unrelated matter.
The 44-year-old detective was released from the hospital Saturday, November 6. The 48-year-old was released the following Sunday, authorities say.
Police took Haywood and three juveniles into custody. Haywood was charged with second degree assault, armed criminal action and several other charges.
Haywood is being held on $125,000 bond.