- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 19, 2017

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - A Council Bluffs man faces an attempted murder charge for allegedly trying to run over a police officer in an attempt to escape authorities.

The Daily Nonpareil reports that 27-year-old Jamie Kennedy was arrested Sept. 12 in connection to the June 2 incident. He was being held without bond.

Police say officers recognized Kennedy and one of them pulled his cruiser into the driveway where Kennedy was parked. Another officer in plain clothes but with a badge visible approached Kennedy and ordered him out of the car. Police say Kennedy intentionally turned his truck toward the officer and accelerated at him. The office jumped out of the way.

Kennedy had several warrants for his arrest at the time.

A phone message left with Kennedy’s public defender was not immediately returned.

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Information from: The Daily Nonpareil, https://www.nonpareilonline.com

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