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UPDATE: Police ID One of Four Males Suspected of Running Over Springdale Officers

More suspects remain at large.

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA) - UPDATE: 

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA) -- Springdale police have identified the adult suspect who, along with three teens, is accused of running over two Springdale police officers with a stolen vehicle.

Arommon Luther, 18, of Sprigndale was arrested on suspicion of two counts of first-degree battery, felony-level leaving the scene of an injury accident, felony-level theft of property, felony-level fleeing in a motor vehicle and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to a Springdale police report.

Luther was a passenger in the stolen Nissan Altima that struck officers Ashley Booth and Annelise Hoffman at 3:20 a.m. on Friday in the 700 block of Woodridge Drive. The Nissan struck Booth as he approached the vehicle. Hoffman was also struck as the vehicle sped away, according to a Springdale police news release.

As the suspects fled, they also collided head-on with the vehicle belonging to the person who had called police regarding the suspects' suspicious activity outside his home.

Three other suspects were also arrested, including a 15-year-old male driver, a 15-year-old male passenger and a 17-year-old male passenger.

Booth and Hoffman were both transported to Northwest Medical Center with severe, but non-life-threatening injuries. The man who called police sustained minor injuries and was not taken to a hospital.

Police have reviewed video surveillance which shows the suspects breaking into vehicles. Other suspects are believed to be at large. Anyone with information regarding the additional suspects is asked to call Springdale police at (479) 751-4542. Tips can be left anonymously by calling (479) 750-4484.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Two Springdale Police Department officers are in the hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Friday morning. 

At around 3:20 a.m., the police department received a call about "suspicious subjects" in the 700 block of Woodridge Drive. 

The caller told police he was going home from work because he saw two people outside his house on a security camera. 

Officers then arrived on the scene and located the two suspects. They were inside of a stolen Nissan Altima with the lights off, according to the Springdale Police Department.

One of the officers approached the vehicle, but the car took off hitting the officer and throwing him into the hood of the vehicle, according to the police department. 

Another officer was also struck by the vehicle. 

The vehicle then hit the caller in his vehicle head-on. 

Officers say the suspects in the vehicle then fled on foot. 

Police say four suspects have been caught and arrested. 

Both officers were transported to Northwest Medical. Officials say they are in critical condition. 

The investigation is still ongoing.

Stay with KNWA News at this is a developing story. 

 


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