Monday, June 6, 2011

Landis Pendleton accused of assaulting police officers during chase and standoff

Posted By on Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 12:13 PM

click to enlarge A witness told police that Landis Pendleton has PTSD after dismantling bombs in Iraq.
  • A witness told police that Landis Pendleton has PTSD after dismantling bombs in Iraq.

The following line in the probable cause statement for Landis Pendleton might explain why the 33-year-old led police on a chase and then pointed a rifle at them during a standoff:

Witness #7 stated Pendleton served in the Army during the Iraq War as a bomb dismantler and since being discharged he has been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and has spoken about having explosives in his possession.

Pendleton, who was shot during the standoff, asked the arresting officers why they didn't kill him during last Thursday night's chase because he wanted to die.



During the pursuit, Pendleton drove over bushes and signs before stopping in the backyard of a home in the 1700 block of East 76th Street. Police chased him into the home but retreated after Pendleton claimed that he had guns and explosives in the house and told them to come get him. Police surrounded the home, and Pendleton broke out a second-story window of the home and allegedly pointed a rifle at officers. One police officer fired three shots, hitting Pendleton in the shoulder.

Pendleton surrendered and was treated at a hospital. He's charged with three counts of third-degree assault on law-enforcement officers and is being held on $20,000 bond.


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