Cops: Jeannette man rammed police cars in attempt to escape arrest in Pittsburgh |
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Jacob Tierney

A suspected drug dealer rammed his car into two police vehicles as he tried to escape arrest Tuesday, according to Pittsburgh police.

Edwin Wylie-Biggs, 38, of Jeannette was wanted on a warrant for allegedly assaulting a woman, police said.

Several undercover police cars surrounded Wylie-Biggs’ car on Merritt Avenue near Windfall Way in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood around 12:30 p.m.

Officers identified themselves as police and ordered Wylie Biggs out of his car, police said.

Instead, Wylie-Biggs rammed two of the cars and attempted to drive onto the sidewalk to escape, police said.

A police officer rammed his vehicle into the back of Wylie-Bigg’s car to stop his escape, police said.

Police broke Wylie-Biggs’ rear passenger-side window. That’s when Wylie-Biggs stopped attempting to escape and allowed officers to arrest him, police said.

Nobody was hurt.

Police said they recovered multiple bundles of heroin and cash.

Wylie-Biggs is charged with flight to avoid apprehension, recklessly endangering another person and multiple drug charges. He’s out of jail on $5,000 bail.

A preliminary hearing before Judge Kim Berkeley Clark is scheduled for Monday.

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