A 34-year-man was charged Tuesday with threatening an Overland Park police sergeant with a gun.
Bradley Don Poland was charged in Johnson County District Court with aggravated assault and battery on a law enforcement officer.
His bond was set at $250,000.
The sergeant suffered minor injuries in the incident, which began near 104th and Marty streets when he pulled over a car that was driving without headlights and driving the wrong way on 103rd Street around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to police.
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As the sergeant got out of his patrol vehicle, the driver took off and ran into the fire hydrant just across the street. The driver then exited the vehicle and appeared to get sick near the curb.
The driver had one arm behind his back, and the sergeant asked the driver to show his hands as he approached. The driver showed the sergeant a pistol.
The sergeant grabbed the driver’s arm to control the gun, but the driver would not let go. The men continued to struggle until the sergeant was able to disarm the man, who then started to pull away. The officer tackled him to the ground and held him until backup arrived.