Man accused of hitting officer with motorcycle indicted

December 17, 2019 GMT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls man accused of hitting a police officer with a motorcycle and threatening two others has been indicted on a long list of assault charges.

Police say officers were directing traffic in downtown Sioux Falls last July when the man revved the motorcycle’s engine in a nearby parking lot. When the officers went to speak with the man, authorities say he struck one of them with the bike before riding away.

Officials say the man returned, ran a red light, drove up on the sidewalk near pedestrians and swerved at the officers, telling them he would kill them before driving away, according to the Argus Leader.

Anthony Brownlee, 31, has been indicted on 16 assault and eluding charges. It’s unclear if he has a defense attorney.