Police arrested a man Thursday after they say he rammed one of them head-on in a parking lot a confrontation that also got the man's dog killed.
Unified police responded to a call about an alleged assault in Taylorsville about 2:15 p.m., but on the way dispatchers told them the suspect had fled the scene in a pick-up truck that might be stolen. Officers got behind the suspect and, while following him, ran the truck's license plate and found that the owner had reported it stolen about three months ago, said Lt. Justin Hoyal.
The 48-year-old suspect eventually pulled into a parking stall at a Little Caesars at 5400 S. 3950 West. An officer in a marked vehicle pulled in behind him to keep him from leaving, but the suspect backed up and got free, Hoyal said. He then drove forward and rammed another officer's car head-on, then went in reverse to get onto 5400 South where three more officers were waiting and boxed him in, Hoyal added.