A 55-year-old Elma man was arrested Sunday night after leading police on a chase and attempting to run over an officer, according to a news release from the Elma Police Department.
Just before 10 p.m. Sunday, an officer recognized the suspect who had a suspended license as he was driving near 800 W. Main St. in Elma. Elma police tried to stop the vehicle, but the suspect fled toward the Highway 12 and Highway 8 interchange, the release says.
Officers tried to corner the vehicle near The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on East Main Street, but the suspect then attempted to back over an officer with his vehicle.
Elma police then followed him to the Elma RV Park off of Highway 12, and he avoided spikes laid down to puncture his vehicle's tires.
The suspect was eventually stopped by officers near Menzo-Haverly Road and Oakhurst Drive. He was detained by a K-9 and arrested for first-degree attempted assault and attempting to elude the police.
He also had outstanding warrants for his arrest.
The suspect suffered minor injuries. No officers were hurt.
Grays Harbor Sheriff's and Elma police vehicles, as well as the suspect's vehicle, were damaged during the pursuit.