Mission man in jail after pinning Prairie Village officer to tree with car Sunday

A Prairie Village police car appeared to have collided with the suspect's vehicle following the early morning Sunday arrest as investigators canvassed the area.
A Prairie Village police car appeared to have collided with the suspect’s vehicle following the early morning Sunday arrest as investigators canvassed the area. The chase ended in front of Belinder Elementary school.

Edward Daniel Brown, 31, of Mission remains in Johnson County Jail this morning after being arrested early Sunday on charges of aggravated battery to a law enforcement officer and bodily harm with a motorized vehicle after striking a Prairie Village police officer with his car.

Police had stopped the vehicle in the 7400 block of Belinder Avenue when an officer spotted what appeared to be drug paraphernalia. When a backup unit arrived on the scene, the officer asked the driver, who was alone, to step out of the vehicle. Instead, the driver backed the vehicle up, striking an officer and pinning him against a tree. The officer in the backup unit then opened fire on the vehicle.

The driver then fled the scene only to be stopped and arrested by police after a short chase that went into Kansas City, Mo., before veering back into Prairie Village.

Capt. Wes Lovett said he could not comment on how many rounds were fired or where the officer was aiming until he has reviewed dashboard camera footage of the incident, which he intends to do Monday morning.

Brown faced charges of felony drug possession, theft and fleeing a police officer in October 2013. In 2011, he faced charges of domestic battery with no priors and criminal deprivation of property.