Man arrested after striking an officer with car in Norton County


The Norton Police Department and Norton County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man after they say he was allegedly selling illegal drugs near Almena. It happened around 1 p.m. Tuesday. 

According to the departments, the suspect, refused to follow the officer’s commands and left the scene at a high rate of speed after striking an officer with his car.

The suspect, identified as Dawson Stevens, was pursued and was placed under arrest by the Kansas Highway Patrol and Phillips County Sheriff’s Office. 

He was transported to the Norton County Sheriff’s Office.

He was booked on distribution of a controlled substance, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, and felony flee or attempt to elude. 

The officer struck by the vehicle was later treated at a local hospital and released with minor injuries.

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