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DASH CAM VIDEO: Waterloo man charged with assault on officers

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Kelvin Plain Jr., 25, of Waterloo Kelvin Plain Jr., 25, of Waterloo
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WATERLOO (KWWL) - A Waterloo man who police say rammed his car into two squad cars, injuring two officers, has officially been charged.

Kelvin Plain, Jr., 25, of Waterloo was charged Wednesday with assault on a peace officer with intent to injure, assault on a peace officer using a dangerous weapon and first-degree criminal mischief.

Plain Jr. was found outside his residence at 4045 Niles St. in Waterloo just after 11 a.m. Tuesday and was asked to leave the area.

Waterloo Police say Plain Jr. drove away from the residence but returned a short time later, accelerating his vehicle at squad cars.

Plain Jr.'s SUV rammed a police car occupied by one officer, which then hit another police vehicle occupied by another officer.

Both officers were transported to Allen Hospital in Waterloo, where they were treated and released. Both are on limited duty, according to Waterloo Police.

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The Waterloo Police Department released dash cam video of a Waterloo man ramming into several cars at a very high rate of speed, injuring two officers in the process.

The video shows the suspect, Kelvin Plain Jr., driving down the street in an SUV from behind the car's camera and into the frame from the right at the moment of impact with the first police vehicle.

You can see that squad car is propelled into another police vehicle, and then into a tree.

Plain Jr. also is shown running into a third civilian vehicle before the car is stopped.

Police then take Plain Jr. out of the SUV and arrest him.

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A Waterloo man is in jail after police say he rammed two squad cars when they responded to a domestic dispute call. He has a history of altercations with police.

Kelvin Plain, Jr., 25, of Waterloo was arrested Tuesday. Police are recommending he be charged with assault on a peace officer, aggravated assault and criminal damage. More charges may be pending.

Police Chief Dan Trelka said attempted murder is on the table, judging by the speed he rammed the officers.

According to Waterloo Police, Plain Jr. rammed three cars going around 60 miles per hour down dead-end Niles Street in Waterloo. Two of those cars were Waterloo Police Department vehicles.

The impacts injured Waterloo officers Randall Hammitt and Sgt. Brooke Carter. Carter was treated and released, and Hammitt remains in the hospital with what Police Chief Dan Trelka called "minor injuries."

According to online records, Plain Jr. has a lengthy history of trouble with the law.

He was charged with assaulting police officers in 2007, but the charge was dismissed. Instead, he spent time in jail for lesser charges of interference with official acts causing bodily injury during that same incident.

Plain Jr. has also been arrested for second-degree harassment, several traffic violations and violating his probation

Plain Jr. was also charged with disorderly conduct (fighting) just days ago, and officers were serving a warrant for that arrest Tuesday when the incident occurred, according to online records.

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Two Waterloo police officers were injured after a suspect apparently rammed two squad cars on Tuesday.

Police responded to a disturbance call at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 4045 Niles Street in Waterloo.

When they arrived, a man began threatening them, saying he was "going to get out of the car and kick their ass," according to Waterloo Police Chief Dan Trelka.

The suspect then apparently drove down Niles Street at approximately 60 miles per hour, according to Trelka, and rammed three vehicles. Two of those vehicles were Waterloo Police squad cars.

Two police officers was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to Trelka.

The suspect was taken into custody.

Michael Crowe, Adam Amdor and Amie Steffeneicher contributed to this report.
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