PARKER, Colo. (CBS4)– A man who allegedly dragged a police officer while trying to outrun law enforcement was arrested.
Police in Parker conducted a traffic stop about 1:23 a.m. Thursday at Parker Road and Valley Hi. The driver, Ken Scott Williams, was taken into custody after a search returned several driving restraints.
After Williams was arrested, officers saw another man, Justin Wayne Lamb, hiding in the rear seat floorboard under miscellaneous items.
Officers tried to talk to him but that’s when an altercation broke out.
Lamb, 29, jumped into the driver’s seat and tried to drive away. One officer ran to the driver’s side door and tried to turn off the ignition.
Police say that’s when Lamb accelerated and started to drive north on Parker Road. The officer was dragged by the vehicle over the center median into the southbound lanes, through a fence, down an embankment until the car came to a stop.
Lamb started running away from the scene. A woman inside the car, Lexi Erwin, 18, was detained.
A perimeter was set up and Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office responded with a K-9 to help look for Lamb. After a short time the K-9 found Lamb hiding in a tree. He was arrested at 4:46 a.m.
The officer was seriously injured and was treated at a hospital.
Lamb faces several charges including second-degree assault, vehicle theft, reckless endangerment, felony eluding and miscellaneous traffic charges.
Williams faces habitual traffic offender and miscellaneous traffic charges.
Erwin faces accessory to a crime charges.