APD Officer Injured During Scary Burglary Arrest Incident
The Amarillo Police Department have released information on a wild incident that left one officer injured. On Thursday, August 6, at 11:46pm, APD officers were flagged down in reference to auto burglary suspects in a Dodge minivan at the Cefco at I-40 & Bell St. When officers attempted to detain the suspects, the driver, Jessi Morris (29) of Amarillo rammed her vehicle into a bystander’s vehicle and then rammed her vehicle head-on into one of the officer’s patrol vehicles. The vehicle then drove back toward the highway to escape before another citizen pinned his vehicle against hers preventing the escape.
Morris fled on foot but was caught and still fought arresting officers. Morris was accompanied by Nathan Ramirez (23) of Amarillo and a juvenile male (15). One officer sustained minor injuries. Morris sustained minor injuries as well. Morris was booked into the Potter County Detention Center for aggravated assault on a public servant and numerous other charges. Ramirez was also booked into the Potter County Detention Center.
Our local police officers put their lives on the line every single day they patrol our streets. The incident from Thursday night shows how quickly a situation can turn dangerous for a law enforcement officers. Thankfully no one was seriously injured and the suspects were taken into custody without further incident.