Perry County man charged with trying to run over Hazard police officer

bestep@herald-leader.comJanuary 19, 2012 

A Perry County man allegedly tried to back his car over a Hazard police officer Tuesday evening, according to a news release from state police.

The alleged assault happened when patrolman Adam Baker went to a motel to investigate a complaint involving a stolen credit card.

Scott Martin Kadik, 39, of Viper came into the motel lobby but left when he saw Baker, according to the news release.

When Baker went outside and asked Kadik for identification, Kadik allegedly got into his vehicle and started backing up toward Baker, state police said.

Baker shot the vehicle's left rear tire. Kadik then fled.

When his car stalled, Kadik allegedly ran and then fought with Baker when the officer caught him. Baker suffered minor injuries, according to the news release.

Kadik was charged with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, one involving a police officer.

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