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Louisville man accused of hitting police officer with car

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Marcus Crowdus (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Marcus Crowdus (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested a man who used his vehicle to assault a police officer -- all while his 1-year-old child was in the car with him.

According to an arrest report, it happened Thursday afternoon in the 9000 block of Blairwood Road, near the interchange between S. Hurstbourne Parkway and I-64. 

Police say they were conducting a narcotics investigation there, when 30-year-old Marcus Crowdus pulled into the parking lot in a 2007 gray Hyundai. According to the arrest report, police detectives tried to stop Crowdus, but he put his car into reverse and backed into the police vehicle, "with enough force to move it several feet."

Police say Crowdus then pulled forward and backed his car into the police vehicle a second time.

Then, police say, he hit one of the police detectives in the leg.

Police say another detective was trying to get out of the passenger side of the of the police vehicle and had to jump out of the way.

According to the arrest report, Crowdus continued to resist officers, even as he was being placed under arrest, by refusing to put his hands behind his back. 

Police say they found heroin, cash and marijuana after searching Crowdus and his vehicle.

Police also say his 1-year-old child was in the car at the time.

Crowdus is charged with first degree assault, wanton endangerment, trafficking in a controlled substance and resisting arrest.

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