Aggravated Assault on A Law Enforcement Officer
At approximately 2027 hours on April 23, 2018 Deputy Luke Sorensen was traveling near the area of Highway 67 West and Rosston Road in Hope, Arkansas when Hope Police Officer Justin Dean advised that he was in pursuit of a subject that had just attempted to run someone over with his car. Officer Dean advised that the subject was operating a black Pontiac Grand Am and was traveling on Shover Road
Deputy Sorensen observed the suspect vehicle cross the center line and enter his lane of traffic. the suspect vehicle struck the passenger side of Sorensen’s vehicle, striking the front passenger quarter panel of the patrol vehicle. The suspect vehicle continued into the ditch in the 400 block of Rosston Road where it struck a telephone pole and came to a stop.
Hope City officer’s and Deputy Eric Garner pursued the subject identified as, Ruben Taylor, on foot. We lost sight of the subject while pursuing him and were unable to locate any sign of him. Taylor was later taken into custody by Hope Police and transported to the HCDF. Taylor is Charged with Aggravated Assault on A Law Enforcement Officer, Fleeing, Failure to Appear, and Parole Violation. Deputy Sorensen was not injured in the incident.