Wichita arrestee: nine counts of aggravated assault

January 29, 2020 - 1:38 pm
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The Wichita Police Department has arrested 36-year-old Samuel Higgins of Wichita for nine counts of aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, battery of a law enforcement officer, criminal damage to property, resisting arrest, and driving while under the influence. 

At approximately 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a domestic violence disturbance at a residence in the 1100 block of S. Hiram. Upon arrival, officers learned that Higgins drove his 2000 tan Ford Taurus into the residence occupied by six individuals, which included four females ages 9,12, 32, and 58, as well as two males ages 3 and 58. There was damage to the home but no injuries to the occupants, although they were very afraid. Among those people in the house were Higgins' wife, and two of his children.

Other officers were sent to the 2600 block of S. Larkin for a disturbance with shots fired. Upon arrival, they contacted a 37-year-old male and a 42-year-old female, both family members of Higgins, who were leaving their home to drive back to the 1100 block of S. Hiram. They reported that Higgins reversed his vehicle towards them at a high rate of speed. The 37-year-old then fired a handgun multiple times striking Higgins’ vehicle, and Higgins fled. No one was injured.

Higgins then returned to the residence in the 1100 block of S. Hiram and rammed a Jeep owned by one of the occupants of the residence, causing damage to the vehicle.

An officer gave instructions for Higgins’ to exit the vehicle. Higgins refused to comply, battered the officer, and reversed the vehicle, dragging the officer. The officer then entered the driver’s side of the vehicle, and Higgins put the car in drive and drove towards a utility pole. The officer was able to steer the vehicle away and onto the curb where the vehicle became disabled. Assisting officers arrived, and Higgins was arrested after continuing to physically resist.

No officers were injured.  Higgins was evaluated by EMS for minor injuries due to the use of a Taser by an officer.

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