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Man accused of running over an officer charged with assault

Marcus Pendleton (Source: LMDC) Marcus Pendleton (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man is charged with assault, accused of striking a Louisville Metro police officer with his vehicle in February 2014.

According to the arrest warrant, officers approached Marcus Pendleton, 26, seated in his vehicle at a Circle K on Dixie Highway. Officers say Pendleton "refused to cooperate" and put his vehicle in reverse and backed up at a "high rate of speed" nearly striking an officer. 

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Pendleton then put the vehicle in drive and accelerated, striking another officer on the left side of his body, police said.

Pendleton fled the scene, but the incident was captured on surveillance video which, along with previous booking photos, was used by officers to positively identify Pendleton. 

LMPD arrested Pendleton on Dec. 27. He is also charged with three counts of wanton endangerment and fleeing or evading police.

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