WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – The man suspected of running over a Wichita police officer during a pursuit is now charged with aggravated battery of a law enforcement officer.
During his first appearance in Sedgwick County Court Friday, 31-year-old Justin Terrazas also was charged with fleeing and eluding police and various drug charges.
Terrazas was arrested Tuesday after officer Brian Arterburn was injured when he was hit by a fleeing vehicle as he placed tire-deflation devices on a road in south Wichita.
Arterburn, a 25-year veteran, remained in critical condition Friday at a Wichita hospital. He suffered injuries to his chest, abdomen and brain.
Terrazas’ next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 23
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