Prosecutors filed two felony charges today against a 29-year-old man who allegedly tried to run over an Antioch police officer Saturday night, Deputy District Attorney Dominique Yancey said. The officer stopped the suspect, Antioch resident Thomas Lee Duncan, on suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle at about 7 p.m. in the 1000 block of Claudia Court, Antioch police said.
When the officer approached the driver’s side of the vehicle, Duncan allegedly turned the vehicle toward the officer and accelerated. The vehicle knocked the officer to the ground, and the suspect drove away, police said. The officer was not seriously injured. Other officers pursued Duncan into Pittsburg, where he drove over a spike strip but continued driving recklessly, according to police. Eventually Duncan stopped the car and got out. He tried to run but was taken into custody by a police dog, authorities said. He was treated at an area hospital and transferred to the Martinez Detention Facility. He was charged today with felony assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and felony evading arrest, Yancey said. He will be arraigned Wednesday in Contra Costa County Superior Court.
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