Pittsburg man allegedly assaulted Antioch officer with car while attempting to flee police

PITTSBURG (KRON) — A Pittsburg man is accused of dragging an Antioch police officer 20 feet with a car when the suspect, with an outstanding warrant, tried to flee late Monday night, according to police.

Police have identified the suspect as 44-year-old Pittsburg resident Alfredo Ardanas. He was eventually arrested after a vehicle pursuit through Antioch, police said on Tuesday.

Officers initially responded at 11:48 p.m. to Office Depot at 5885 Lone Tree Way based on reports of a suspicious vehicle. They found Ardanas, who had warrant out for his arrest, in a parked vehicle, police said.

When officers tried to take him into custody, Ardanas allegedly drove in reverse suddenly, dragging an officer around 20 feet with the vehicle, police said. The officer suffered injuries considered minor.Police said

Police said Ardanas then was pursued through Antioch surface streets and eventually onto state Highway 4. After exiting the highway,

After exiting the highway, Ardanas surrendered to officers at a BART Park & Ride parking lot in Antioch, police said.He was arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility.

He was arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility.No further information on the case was provided.

No further information on the case was provided.

Bay City News contributed to this report

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