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St. Ann police officer injured during pursuit of stolen car

The scene of an accident where a St. Ann police officer crashed into a telephone pole while responding to another crash involving a police vehicle and a stolen car on Tuesday Sept. 10, 2019, at Adie Road and Lee Lane, close to Northwest Plaza. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — A 27-year-old man is in custody and facing a felony charge after backing into a St. Ann police car, igniting a response from nearby officers, one of whom crashed. 

Antoine Hutti is charged with second-degree assault of a law enforcement officer as well as resisting arrest, according to St. Ann City Administrator Matt Conley. 

On Tuesday, police said they pulled over Hutti in a stolen vehicle. As the officer got out of his car, Hutti backed into the police car, then started to drive away. 

The officer was able to put a GPS tracker on the stolen vehicle. 

Another officer responded to the scene after Hutti took off, but that officer ended up crashing into a telephone pole as he swerved to avoid hitting another car, police say.

According to the Missouri Department of Corrections, Hutti is on probation for a robbery conviction. 

Conley said Tuesday night that the injured officer was alert and conscious but in a great deal of pain.