LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Longmont say they’ve caught the man accused of running over one of their own.
Police say they caught Richard Jeffs while he was leaving a restaurant in Fort Collins on Monday afternoon.
The incident started when an officer stopped by a residence near 8th Avenue and Main Street on Friday. There they found Jeffs, who they’d been looking for.
“When our officer was in contact with him he backed out of a space and essentially caught the officer with the door and drug our officer into the street,” said Deputy Chief Jeff Satur of Longmont Police.
Satur says Jeffs backed out across four lanes of traffic on Main Street, which was busy with Friday rush hour traffic, then got away.
The officer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries where he was treated and released. He continues to recover at home.
Court documents state Jeffs has previous convictions including forgery and identity theft.
Longmont police say the Larimer County Criminal Impact Unit (CIU) helped catch Jeffs.
He was taken to the Longmont Police Department where he will be booked and processed and transferred to the Boulder County Jail.