Sheriff: Suspect attempts to run down 3 deputies

Photo: James Moppin

Three Boone County Sheriff’s Office investigators escaped uninjured Monday when a suspect allegedly accelerated his truck toward them in an apparent attempt to run over them.

Boone County Sheriff Tim Roberson says the incident occurred off of Huffman Lane in Omaha when the three investigators were attempting to serve a search warrant.

Sheriff Roberson says the officers saw a truck driving toward them in a reckless manner.

He says when the vehicle, driven by 29-year-old James Moppin, came closer to the investigators, it accelerated toward them in what appeared to be an attempt to run over them.

Moppin was ordered out of the vehicle at gunpoint and complied.

Moppin was taken into custody and has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault. He is being held in the Boone County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.

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