Denver Police Department: Officers track stolen car with GPS, end up dragged and injured


DENVER (KDVR) — FOX31 has obtained arrest documents detailing what led to officers being dragged by a stolen vehicle earlier this week.

The incident happened on November 9 near 13th Avenue and Elizabeth Street.

Arrest documents showed Denver Police Department officers were tracking a stolen vehicle with the vehicle’s owner using GPS.

Officers followed the vehicle to an ally near Clayton and Elizabeth Street, where they approached the vehicle.

A person got out of the backseat of the car and ran before being taken into custody.

A suspect, identified as Saxon Jones, and another suspect who was not identified, got officers into the vehicle and drove at high speed.

Documents showed one of the officers was pinned between the steering wheel and the suspect’s chest unable to escape.

One of the officers was talking on his mobile phone to another officer involved in the investigation before being pulled into the vehicle. The officer on the other end of the line said he could hear the two officers in the car pleading with the suspects to stop the car.

The suspect continued driving until he crashed the vehicle into a pole, police said.

Both officers were taken to hospital with head injuries.

Jones was arrested following the accident. The unidentified suspect fled the scene and stole another car in the area, police said.

Official charges for Jones have yet to be released.


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