Recent DynaSpike News

Another Close Call Using Spike Strips


Houston, TX- It was a close call for a police Lieutenant. Dash cam shows the Lt. Noel Shelton jumping out of the way of a car being chased by police. If he moved a split second too late, investigators say he would've died.

"Luckily other police officers shouted at him, he jumped out of the way" said Warren Diepraam, Waller County assistant district attorney.


It all started when officers tried to pull the car over because only one headlight was on. But the suspects wouldn't stop. Shelton was trying to lay down spike strips ahead of the car, after speeds during the chase hit 115 mph.  "Lt. Shelton indicated that the driver of the vehicle veered towards him and drove towards him," said Diepraam. The suspects eventually stopped and the suspects took off on foot. Officers say they found one and a half pounds of marijuana in the car.

Boyton Beach Officer Intentionally Struck by Fleeing Vehicle

Aug. 20, 2014


Boyton Beach, FL - A Boynton Beach police officer was seriously injured early Wednesday when a man intentionally struck him with a car during a traffic stop, authorities said.  The officer tried to pull over a green Mitsubishi sedan at about 2 a.m. in the 1000 block on North Seacrest Boulevard, near Northeast 10th Avenue, when the driver dumped a white powder out the window, according to an arrest report.


Byron Harris, 26, accelerated the car to 50 mph and fled north, turning onto Gateway Boulevard and toward Interstate 95.  As he approached the interstate, Harris drove past a marked police car, striking the officer — who was trying to move out of the way — with the passenger side of the Mitsubishi, the report said. The officer was waiting for the command to place stop sticks on the road

Cascade County Sheriff Killed Using Spike Strips

Aug. 15, 2014


GREAT FALLS, Mont. — A Great Falls man who is accused of deliberate homicide in the death of a Cascade County sheriff's deputy faces additional charges that he tried to assault two other officers and endangered two motorists during an Aug. 14 chase.


County Attorney John Parker said that felony charges of assault with a weapon, assault on a peace officer and two counts of criminal endangerment were filed against 40-year-old Adam Sanchez Jr. He was served with the warrant Thursday at the Chouteau County jail in Fort Benton, where he is being held on $5 million bond in the death of Deputy Joe Dunn.


Prosecutors allege Sanchez tried to hit a Great Falls police officer with his car while the officer laid stop sticks and assaulted another officer as he was being arrested.

A Colorado State Patrol trooper was “seriously” injured laying out spike strips

March 12, 2014


DENVER, Co — A Colorado State Patrol trooper was “seriously” injured during Wednesday morning’s multi-carjaking and chase.CSP spokesman Nate Reid told FOX31 Denver that Trooper Bellamann Hee was one of two trying to throw stop sticks to stop the suspect, Ryan Stone.Stop sticks are a an extendable strip of spikes designed to puncture the wheels of a vehicle and stop it.The troopers tried to deploy them at E-470 near Chambers.“After he throws the (stop) sticks, the suspect veered his direction,” Reid said.“The trooper ran out of the way, attempted to get out of the way by jumping the guard rail and subsequently was hit and kind of pinned under the guard rail by the vehicle.”The trooper’s name and his condition have not yet been released. Bellamann underwent surgery at a hospital.

Driver tries to run over officers 2 times during pursuit

Feb. 25, 2014


A driver has been arrested after leading police on a chase through west Wichita Tuesday morning. It started in the 2600 block of W. McCormick, by Newman University, and ended a few miles north near 13th and St. Paul. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office said a deputy tried to stop a vehicle for traffic violations, but the driver took off.  Wichita Police officers put out tire spikes twice to help stop the driver.


The first time, the car swerved around them. An officer was worried he was going to get hit and wound up hurting his hand on the spike strip.The second spike strip was put out at 13th and Anna. Police say the driver again tried to hit an officer, then spun out and backed into a police car.


The officer was not seriously hurt.

Jefferson City Man Avoids Spike Strips Several Times... Results in Crash

Dec. 4, 2014 

Maries County, MO - A Jefferson City man led several law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase through three south central Missouri counties that ended in a crash Tuesday night.  The driver of the vehicle has been identified as Tarrance S. Woods, 29, of Jefferson City. A passenger in the vehicle, identified by a Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) crash report as Mattigg D. Woods, 32, suffered “serious, possibly life threatening injuries,” according to Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman.


Officers with the Rolla Police Department, Phelps County Sheriff’s Office and the MSHP assisted with the pursuit as it continued westbound onto Interstate 44 toward Waynesville.  Several attempts were made to set up a spike strip to stop the vehicle but they were unsuccessful, Heitman said.

Marshalltown man avoids spike strip and crashes 

Dec. 10, 2014 


Police say a Marshalltown man led them on a high-speed chase that topped 100 mph through Story County and ended when he crashed into a road sign.


Ames police first tried to pull over Jason Lee Collins, 43, but he refused to stop. A Story County Sheriff’s deputy picked up the pursuit heading southbound on Interstate 35 near mile marker 115 and followed Collins as he exited onto U.S. Highway 30 eastbound, according to court documents filed in the case.

Collins reportedly sped up to over 100 miles per hour when the deputy activated lights and sirens, according to the criminal complaint.


Collins continued driving into Marshall County, where a Marshall County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to use a spike strip to stop the vehicle. Collins swerved around the spike strip.


Sex Offender Tries To Run Over Officer Putting Out Spike Strip

Dec. 16, 2014 


Kent, WA -  Law enforcement agencies are looking for a convicted sex offender who allegedly tried to run over a police officer as the officer tried to stop him from driving away.


Police set up a spike strip in an attempt to disable a stolen SUV convicted sex offender Justin Pendleton was driving around 4 a.m. Saturday in the 31200 block of Pacific Highway, authorities said.


Pendleton noticed the spike strips, Kent police said, and drove directly toward an officer.


Fleeing Suspect Tries To Hit Deputy Laying Out Stop Sticks

Mar 12, 2015


Atchison, KS -  Jackson County deputies made another attempt to intervene by placing stop sticks in the 16000 block of K-16 east of Denison, Morse said. The driver being pursued again drove off the roadway in an attempt, Morse said, to strike the deputy with the vehicle.


“The deputy was able to maneuver out of the way of the vehicle without being injured,” Morse said.


High-speed pursuit ends in crash. Suspect swerves at Officer putting down stop sticks and chase car gets spiked.

June 9,  2015


The suspect entered the jurisdiction of the Graham County Sheriff’s Office as he turned off the highway eastbound onto Quail Trail. At that time, additional Safford and Thatcher units set up stop sticks at the intersection of Stockton Road and Powerline Road.


The suspect soon arrived and allegedly swerved at the officers who were putting out the stop sticks and yelled expletives at them. That was when he was positively identified by a Safford officer who had previous contacts with Garcia. The Safford officer drew his handgun as one of the Altima’s rear tires was punctured, and he wasn’t able to remove the stop sticks prior to the arrival of another Safford officer, who then had to disengage from the pursuit due to his flattened tire.