Police: Boise man rams squad car, runs over officer's foot

Maxwell Dosh was on probation for a theft conviction earlier this year.

December 3, 2013 

— A Boise man faces multiple felony charges after police say he struck an officer with his car and sped away.

Dispatchers received a call Monday afternoon that a man might be attempting to break into cars parked in a lot near West Franklin Road and North Milwaukee Street. An officer spotted the suspect, identified as Maxwell Alexander Dosh, getting into the passenger side of a parked car. But when the officer stopped his patrol car behind the other vehicle and approached Dosh, the 20-year-old made a break for it, police said.

Dosh slid into the driver’s seat of the car and started the engine before backing up, ramming the squad car twice and running over the officer’s foot, police said.

The impact of hitting the patrol car pushed it back far enough for Dosh to escape, and he sped out of the lot and onto Emerald Street, police said. More officers and deputies with the Ada County Sheriff’s Office searched for Dosh as the injured officer was treated by paramedics.

Police eventually found the car abandoned in a lot at Emerald Street and Ash Park Place and began searching the neighborhood on foot. Two hours into the search, an officer saw Dosh run through the backyard of a home near West Preece Drive and North Frazier Place. He ran to the door of the home, police said, but was apprehended before he could get inside.

Dosh was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail. He has been charged with four felonies — assault or battery on a police officer, leaving the scene of an accident that injures an officer, malicious injury to property and a probation violation — and one misdemeanor for resisting and obstructing.

According to online court records, Dosh is being held on $500,000 bond for the charges related to Monday’s events and is being held without bond for the probation violation.

According to the same records, the violation pertains to a recent case where Dosh pleaded guilty to a felony charge of theft in return for dropping two drug-related charges. He was sentenced this past March to serve two to 10 years in prison, but was released later in the year after being ordered to participate in a substance abuse treatment program in prison.

A warrant issued for the probation violation in late November. It wasn’t immediately clear Tuesday what that violation was.

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