Suspect Arrested After High Speed Pursuit
On 01-27-16, at approximately 11:17 a.m. Parker Police officers stopped a black Mercedes sedan when the vehicle failed to stop for a stop sign. The stop was made in the parking lot of American Academy Charter School, located at 11155 Motsenbocker Road in the Town of Parker.
During the course of the investigation, the driver of the Mercedes reversed the vehicle, hit a marked patrol unit and a Parker Police Officer which caused minor injury. The driver then fled the scene as pursing units attempted to contact the vehicle. A law enforcement bulletin was sent out to metro agencies with the suspect vehicle information.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office observed the vehicle in the area of Meridian Village Parkway and Main St. Deputies attempted to contact the vehicle, but the driver attempted to elude the deputies, and a pursuit ensued. Stop Sticks were deployed and effective. The driver continued to flee from deputies while driving on its rim. Deputies then utilized the Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) and were able to safely stop the car. The driver of the car actively resisted arresting deputies and the driver was Tased. The driver was taken into custody without injuries to the driver or deputies.
Twenty seven year-old Aaron F. Kuss was booked into the Douglas County Detention Facility on the following charges: Assault in the Second Degree (peace officer), Vehicular Eluding, Reckless Driving, Reckless Endangerment, Failed to Observe/Disregarded Traffic Control Device, Passed on the Left When Prohibited by Markings, Drove Vehicle When License Under Restraint and Criminal Mischief.
We wish to thank the following agencies for their help in capturing this suspect: Colorado State Patrol, Lone Tree Police Department and Aurora Police Department.