A member of the Burlington Police Department was injured Wednesday while investigating a report of a stolen vehicle. The department said in a news release that the unidentified officer was being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The department said officers responded to the 2800 block of West Avenue after receiving a report about a vehicle stolen out of Fort Madison. Officers found the vehicle in the Casey’s General Store Parking lot with two people inside.
The department said the driver, Kewion Boyce, 22, refused to park the vehicle and instead put it in reverse. Boyce, who is listed as homeless, struck the officer and a parked car with the vehicle before driving off.
The department said the vehicle was eventually found in a ditch on Lower Augusta Road near Gear Avenue. Boyce ran from the vehicle and into a cornfield before he was captured.
A passenger in the vehicle, Madeline Neff, 18, of Fort Madison did not leave the vehicle. She was taken into custody on several outstanding arrest warrants.
Boyce is charged with:
- Felony Assault on a peace officer causing injury
- Operation of a motor vehicle without owner’s consent
- Leaving the scene of a personal injury accident
- (3) Des Moines County warrants for Harassment 1st Degree and Pre-trial violations
Neff is charged with:
- Des Moines County Warrant – Fail to Appear
- Jefferson County Warrant – Theft 4th Degree and Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card
The Burlington Police Department said additional charges are pending.