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Assault on Officer/Stolen Vehicle Arrest

On Friday, March 3, 2017, at approximately 3:45 p.m., officers with the Sioux Falls Police Department located an occupied stolen vehicle in the area of Sixth Street and Phillips Avenue. Officers attempted to make a stop of the vehicle at East Falls Park Drive and North Weber Avenue. During this time, the driver, 22-year-old Orlando Hamilton, took off striking a patrol vehicle. The vehicle continued and struck an officer that had gotten out on foot, prompting the officer to discharge his firearm.

The vehicle was pursued to North Weber Avenue and about two blocks north of East Falls Park Drive where the driver lost control and crashed into a boulder on the side of the road. Orlando Hamilton and the 17-year-old passenger were taken into custody without further incident. South Dakota Department of Criminal Investigation is currently investigating the incident and charges are pending against Hamilton and the 17-year-old juvenile passenger.