Man Hits Officer with Vehicle in Council Bluffs


September 17th, 2011 by Chris Parks

Council Bluffs Police were investigating a theft in progress at the Lake Manawa Wal-Mart location when the officer on scene made contact with a man named John Chestnut on Friday.  Chestnut fled the scene striking the Officer with his motor vehicle in the process.  Officers then engaged in a short chase that ended with an intervention technique and Chestnut was taken into custody.  He was charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Theft, and three counts of Child Endangerment.  The Officer was treated and released from a local hospital.  No further details are currently available and the incident is still under investigation.