MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Missouri (KMOV) – A suspect is accused of striking a police officer during a traffic stop in Maryland Heights Wednesday afternoon.
Kristofer Davis, 21, was charged with second-degree assault on a police officer, distribution of a controlled substance and resisting arrest, all felonies.
Authorities say a Davis struck a Maryland Heights police officer with his car as he fled from a traffic stop near the intersection of Glennoble Drive and Roth Hill Drive.
The officer was questioning Davis about a possible drug violation when he accelerated backwards, striking the officer and knocking him to the ground.
The officer fired one shot at the vehicle’s front tire after being hit, according to authorities. Davis then struck the officer’s vehicle and fled the scene. The officer was taken to an area hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
Davis was eventually apprehended and taken in to custody after his vehicle was disabled. About a half pound of what’s believed to be marijuana was found at the scene.
Davis remains at a St. Louis County Jail on $35,000 bond.