Man accused of stealing car, crashing into officer's vehicle arrested

Police say man took off, ran into house after crashing into vehicle


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A man police say was driving a stolen Chrysler 200 was arrested Friday after he hit a police car and then took off.

Police responded around 3 p.m. Friday to Mt. Carmel Apartments to assist detectives with the silver Chrysler 200 with a stolen tag attached to it.

A sergeant pulled up to the apartment complex and saw that the Chrysler, driven by 20-year-old Keymond Kicks, had stopped.

Police said Kicks then backed up and accelerated forward, ramming the police vehicle head on. The officer was not injured as a result of the crash.

Kicks then took off from the scene and a pursuit occurred, according to police. An officer saw Kicks run into a house, located at 160 Kingston Avenue.

A perimeter was set up and police said officers went into the house and apprehended Kicks after a 15 minute negotiation.

The Chrysler was found at 140 Kingston Avenue with a firearm and suspected crack cocaine inside, police said.

Kicks is being charged with aggravated battery on a LEO along with other charges. Police said Kicks also had a warrant for trafficking in cocaine.