Arapahoe County deputy run over by suspect, taken to hospital

Posted at 8:24 PM, Feb 07, 2022

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. — An Arapahoe County Sheriff's deputy is expected to be okay after he was run over by a suspect Monday evening.

Around 6:20 p.m., dispatch received a call for an unwanted person at a residence in the area of East Cresthill Avenue and South Saint Paul Way.

The suspect did not like that they were being asked to leave the residence, according to the sheriff's office, and decided to spray pepper spray in the air before leaving.

Deputies arrived and walked up to the house to talk to the residents when a vehicle started up and slowly drove towards the deputy. The suspect turned towards the deputy standing on the lawn and struck him, the sheriff's office said. The deputy fell to the ground, and his legs were run over as the suspect drove off.

Other deputies saw the crash and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle did not stop, according to the sheriff's office, and a short chase ensued. The suspect stopped after deputies used a "pursuit termination technique."

The suspect then got out of the car and started fighting, the sheriff's office said, before being tased by deputies.

Both the suspect and deputy were taken to the hospital. The deputy was treated and released with minor injuries, according to the sheriff's office.

The suspect, Yuri Dudik, was arrested. He was booked into the Arapahoe County Jail on the following charges:

  • Assault in the 1st Degree on a Police Officer
  • Assault in the 2nd Degree on a Police Officer
  • 1st Degree Burglary
  • Vehicular Eluding
  • Driving Under the Influence of Drugs/Alcohol
  • 3rd Degree Assault
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Reckless Driving