Officer Hit By Vehicle, Suspect Caught


Crystal Truitt

On 02-22-17, at approx 2:15am, WFPD officers responded to the 2000 blk of Taft in reference to a suspicious person call. Upon arrival, they made contact with 34 year old Crystal Truitt. Truitt told them that she had called police because someone was after her. A family member showed up on the scene in a white Mazda Tribute and Truitt got into the backseat. While the family member was outside of the car talking with officers, Truitt exited the car and got into the driver’s seat and tried to drive off without the owners consent. Officers approached the vehicle and tried to stop her but she would not comply. An officer was able to push on the brake pedal of the vehicle with his hands while Truitt pressed on the gas. The vehicle moved forward and struck the officer but he was able to roll out from under the vehicle to avoid being completely ran over. Truitt led officers on a pursuit until she finally stopped at Kiowa Casino in Devol, Oklahoma and ran inside. One of the pursuing officers made contact with her inside the casino’s main entrance where she was being hostile and aggressive. The officer deployed his taser and Truitt was taken into custody. She was charged with Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer and Evading Arrest in a Vehicle.

The injured officer was taken to United Regional where he was treated for his injuries and later released.

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