SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – A Sioux Falls man is facing charges after police say he attempted to run over officers and then drove erratically around the city.
The incident began when officers attempted to arrest Hislaw for absconding on his parole, according to Sgt. Jason Gearman of the Minnehaha Co. Sheriffs Office. As deputies approached him in a van outside an apartment complex on N. Cliff Avenue, Hislaw tried backing over two officers, then nearly hit a third as he drove away. Gearman says one of the deputies fired a shot toward Hislaw during the incident.
Police received several reports of Hislaw driving erratically in the southwest part of town. He allegedly sideswiped a vehicle near 57th Street and Solberg Ave.
Authorities eventually found Hislaw in his van near 50th St. and Western Ave. after his van got a flat tire. He was taken into custody.
Hislaw faces several charges, including three counts of aggravated assault on law enforcement and reckless driving.
A parole absconder was captured in Sioux Falls on Wednesday after he allegedly tried to run over law enforcement officers and drove erratically through the city.
Phillip His Law, 35, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault on law enforcement, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia and reckless driving, police spokesman Sgt. Aaron Benson said.
Benson said a citizen called police, saying His Law was at an apartment building at 960 North Cliff Avenue. Around 4 p.m. on Wednesday, fugitive task force officers arrived at the complex and found His Law in a van, Capt. Jason Gearman of the Minnehaha County Sheriffs Office said.
His Law allegedly tried to run over three officers as they approached the van, and an officer fired a gunshot at the van to try to stop it, Gearman said. No one was injured by either the van or the gunshot. Gearman declined to say where the bullet ended up.
His Law drove the van south on Cliff Avenue, spawning at least five reckless driving calls in southwestern Sioux Falls, Benson said. The van sideswiped another car near 57th Street and Solberg, but neither His Law nor the other driver were injured, although the van was disabled, he said.
Police eventually found the van near 50th Street and Western Avenue and arrested His Law. Benson was unsure if the van belonged to His Law, but said it was not listed as stolen.
According to the Department of Corrections website, His Law absconded from the community transition program in Sioux Falls after serving time for convictions of grand theft, second-degree escape and possession of a controlled substance by an inmate.