The Aberdeen Police Department responded to a report of an unknown problem in the 100 block of West First Street. While in route the responding officers were told the call may involve a car theft.
Sgt Dale reported that as he arrived in the area he saw a blue Dodge Durango across the Westbound lane of travel on First Street. People were pointing North.
Sgt Dale was told that the suspect had ran North from the location. Sgt. Dale was contacted by a 62 year old women who told him that a man had grabbed her keys that she was holding in her hand and had tried to steal her car. The women had abrasions on her left arm and elbow.
The victim reported to investigators that the man pulled on the key ring and she tried to keep a hold of her keys. The suspect allegedly pulled the victim off of the sidewalk and into the roadway. The suspect was finally able to take the keys from the victim. The victim said he then pushed her down onto the roadway causing the abrasions to her arm and elbow.
The suspect got into the drivers seat of the victims Black 2013 Lincoln MKX SUV and tried to start it. He allegedly pushed some of the buttons on the key ring causing the car alarm to sound. Numerous people in the area saw what was happening with one women blocking the road in front of the victims car.
The suspect fled the area on foot as the officers arrived. He ran back into the roadway at the scene and jumped on the hood of the patrol car being driven by an Aberdeen Police Officer. The suspect grabbed a hold of one of the windshield wipers and attempted to pull it off of the car. The suspect was very agitated and aggressive. The suspect refused to comply with the officers commands. The suspect went toward the officer in an aggressive manner. The officer applied a CED (Taser) to the suspects chest causing the suspect to go to the ground. He was secured by the responding officers without further incident.
The suspect was treated by the Aberdeen Fire Department who removed the CED darts. He was then taken to the City of Aberdeen Jail where he was booked for Robbery in the First Degree, Malicious Mischief in the 3rd Degree, two counts.
The case has been assigned to an Aberdeen Detective.