Police: Suspect hit De Soto officer, attempted to escape - KMOV.com

Police: Suspect hit De Soto officer, attempted to escape

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DE SOTO, Mo. (KMOV.com) – An officer was assaulted by a suspect who was under arrest at the De Soto Police Department Thursday.

The department said an officer was attempting to take custody of the suspect, who had active felony warrants, when he was hit in the face. The suspect then tried to escape but was apprehended by the officer and taken into custody without further incident.

Additional charges will be filed against the suspect for attempted escape from custody and assault on law enforcement.

The officer sustained minor injuries and will require medical attention.

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