LINCOLN COUNTY, MO (KTVI)-A St. Peters man is charged with second degree assault after he attempted to run down a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy. On Friday, April 1, around 9:00pm, the deputy was dispatched to the 600 block of South Lindsey Road in unincorporated Lincoln County for a report of a suspicious automobile.
As he approached the vehicle, the driver, identified as 19-year-old Blake C. Wolz, started the Toyota Camry and drove it in a circle rapidly. He then straightened the car and attempted to run the deputy over. The deputy jumped out of the way then returned to his patrol car and pursued Wolz north on South Lindsey Road.
Wolz eventually lost control and left the road. Attempting to avoid the out of control vehicle, the deputy was forced off the road where he crashed into some trees.
Wolz’s and his pregnant girlfriend in the vehicle were arrested. According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Wolz’s admitted to officers that he blacked out most of the details but did not want another possession of marijuana charge and attempted to get away as quickly as possible. He is charged with Second Degree Assault on Law Enforcement with Criminal Negligence, Resisting Arrest for a Felony, and Possession of up to 35 grams of Marijuana. He is being held in the Lincoln County Jail on $50,000 cash only bond.
Wolz’s girlfriend was booked but not immediately charged because of her medical condition.
The deputy suffered a leg injury when he jumped out of the path of Wolz’s vehicle. He was treated for minor injuries.