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Police: Huntington man arrested after attempting to run over officer

Source: Angelina Co. Jail Source: Angelina Co. Jail

A Huntington man is behind bars after he attempted to run an officer and then pulled a knife on the officer.

Police Chief Bobby Epperly said that on Saturday, a Huntington police officer was patrolling the area and spotted a car that had been reported stolen.

“When the officer approached the vehicle he noticed Michael Rigdon in the front seat and that's when Rigdon backed the car up and almost ran over the officer,” Epperly said.

Epperly said the officer then began to chase Rigdon in his vehicle and after a short pursuit, Rigdon would get out and run on foot.

“While he was running, Rigdon pulled out a knife and pointed it towards the officer,” Epperly said. “Our officer drew his weapon and ordered Rigdon to put it down. A short time later Rigdon did and we were able to arrest him.”

Epperly said before Rigdon was booked into jail, he was taken to an area hospital because they believed he was possibly on K2.

Rigdon is being charged with aggravated assault of a public servant, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and evading arrest. Bond has not been set as of 11 a.m. on April 21.

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