Chesterton man accused of trying to run down officers

2012-09-24T20:15:00Z Chesterton man accused of trying to run down officersTimes Staff nwitimes.com
September 24, 2012 8:15 pm  • 

GARY | A Chesterton man was arrested Saturday after Lake County police shot out the tires on a car he was driving as he fled, police said.

Jeffrey Demmond, 51, of Chesterton, was charged with attempted battery by means of a deadly weapon as a Class C felony and resisting law enforcement as a Class D felony. Demmond also was given a traffic ticket for no license plate light.

Demmond fled when officers attempted to stop him near 10th Avenue and Green Place about 9 p.m. Saturday, according to a Lake County police news release.

Three officers fired shots at the car, striking the tires in an attempt to get the man to stop, the release states.

Demmond continued to flee by driving on lawns and through backyards, police said.

Officers had to jump out of the way of the car as he drove toward them, police said.

The car crashed into a tree near 14th Avenue and Idaho Street before Demmond got out and started running, police said.

A county police dog, Blade, stopped him.

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