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

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Kevin Miner has been charged with felony assault and trespassing  after he allegedly hid in a woman's basement in an effort to evade police. Police believe he also kicked an officer By KMOV.com Staff Kevin Miner has been charged with felony assault and trespassing after he allegedly hid in a woman's basement in an effort to evade police. Police believe he also kicked an officer By KMOV.com Staff

(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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