Man charged after pushing police officer over guardrail

Man charged after pushing police officer over guardrail

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Jun 5, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas police officer was injured by a fleeing suspect early Wednesday morning.

At approximately 2 a.m., a uniformed patrol officer observed a vehicle without license plates operating in the 1500 block of South Mojave Road.

When the officer attempted to conduct a routine traffic stop, the driver refused to comply and continued to a motel parking lot on Fremont Street. The driver then stopped the vehicle and fled on foot.

The officer pursued the suspect, later identified as 55-year-old Randell Reed Overstreet, to the second floor stairs of an adjoining apartment where the suspect turned and pushed the officer over the guardrail onto the ground, approximately 10 feet below.

After pushing the officer, Overstreet fled to a nearby apartment and refused to come out.

A short time later, it was discovered Overstreet jumped from a second floor window into an alley where he was taken into custody.

Overstreet was booked into the CCDC and charged with: Operating an unregistered vehicle, possession of narcotics, obstructing a police officer, failing to stop for a police officer, attempted murder and battery with substantial bodily harm.

The injured officer was transported to UMC Trauma in stable condition, and has been released.

A second officer who also received minor injuries while taking Overstreet into custody was treated and released from UMC.

Krista Hostetler

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