A 45-year-old man who allegedly assaulted a Kansas City animal control officer and led police on a pursuit through several neighborhoods Wednesday now faces multiple criminal charges.
Ricky Allen Williams of Kansas City is accused of assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, vehicle theft, assault and armed criminal action in connection with the incident, which began in the 5700 block of Park Avenue.
Police went to the residence after Williams allegedly choked the animal control officer with both hands and threatened to kill her. The animal control officer had gone to the residence to check on a dog that lacked food, water and shelter, according to court records.
A passer-by saw the animal control officer being assaulted and intervened. Williams reportedly threatened the passer-by with an edged weapon. The passer-by grabbed a tool from his truck and forced Williams away from the animal control officer. The men wrestled. The passer-by pinned Williams to the ground.
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While being pinned, Williams allegedly bit the passer-by’s hand. Williams’ mother reportedly attacked the passer-by, forcing him off Williams.
Williams jumped into the passer-by’s truck and drove off just as police arrived. Police followed the truck through several neighborhoods and along Prospect Avenue.
The pursuit ended at 57th Street and Park Avenue, where police arrested Williams after the truck got stuck in mud. He spat on three officers and kicked another officer as they arrested him, court records said.
Williams has prior felony convictions for burglary, robbery, receiving stolen property and several drug-related crimes.