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Prince William police officer struck by car, pinned

From Prince William police: 

Attempted Malicious Wounding of a Law Enforcement Officer [LEO] – On October 24 at 5:54PM, officers responded to an apartment located in the 14700 block of Deming Dr in Gainesville (20155) to investigate an initial report of a domestic. When the officers arrived, they made contact with the victim, a 73-year-old man of Gainesville. The victim reported to police that a family member, identified as the accused, pushed him before forcibly taking his car keys and leaving the residence. Officers made contact with the accused sitting in the victim’s vehicle in the parking lot of the apartment complex. One of the officers opened the driver’s side door and asked the accused to exit the vehicle. At that point, the accused put the vehicle in reverse, striking the officer and pinning him between the vehicle door and a sign. The officer was eventually able to move away from the vehicle, at which point, the accused continued to reverse and struck the initial victim. The accused then proceeded to flee and exited the complex parking lot. A responding officer stopped the vehicle in the area of McGraws Corner where the accused was taken into custody after initially refusing to exit the vehicle. While speaking to the accused, officers determined he was under the influence of alcohol. Following the investigation, the accused, identified as Delanyo Kwaku APPIAH, was arrested. The initial victim sustained a minor injury to his leg. The officer sustained minor injuries and was treated at an area hospital.

Arrested on October 24: [No photo available]

Delanyo Kwaku APPIAH, 36, of the 14700 block of Deming Dr in Gainesville

Charged with 1 count of attempted malicious wounding of a LEO, 1 count of attempted malicious wounding, 1 count of robbery, 1 count of unauthorized use of vehicle, 1 count of driving under the influence and 2 counts of felony hit & run

Court Date: December 15, 2016 | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond

 

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