Suspect charged after Wichita police officer run over

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WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Justin Francsico Terrazas, the man accused of running over Wichita officer Brian Arterburn, made his first appearance in court Friday afternoon in Sedgwick County.

The incident happened Tuesday on Kinkaid and Topeka in south Wichita.

Police said officer Brian Arterburn was still in critical but stable condition. He sustained injuries to his chest, abdomen, and brain.

Terrazas was charged aggravated battery of law enforcement officer, fleeing and eluding police, and various drug charges for marijuana and meth. Bond for all the charges is $550,000.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 23 at 9 a.m.

Below is the statement from the Sedgwick County DA:

The case was presented to the District Attorney’s Office by law enforcement.  After reviewing the facts of the case and all available evidence, it was determined that these were the appropriate charges.”

RELATED LINK | KSN.com coverage of Officer Brian Arterburn

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