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Man faces attempted murder count after pushing cop over second-story guardrail

Updated Thursday, June 6, 2013 | 9:24 a.m.

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Randell Reed Overstreet

A man shoved a police officer over an apartment complex guardrail Wednesday in his attempt to escape authorities and now is in custody for attempted murder, among other counts, Metro Police said.

A Metro patrol officer attempted to pull the man over about 2:10 a.m. in the 1500 block of South Mojave Road, near East Charleston Boulevard, for driving without license plates. The man, identified as Randell Reed Overstreet, 55, refused to comply and continued driving until he reached a motel parking lot in the 3300 block of Fremont Street, police said.

He then exited the vehicle and ran. The patrol officer chased Overstreet to the second floor of an adjoining apartment, police said. Overstreet then turned and pushed the officer over the guardrail, onto the ground 10 feet below, police said.

Overstreet then fled into a nearby apartment, and jumped from the second floor window into an alley, where he was arrested, police said.

The officer was transported to University Medical Center with minor injuries and was later released.

Overstreet was booked into Clark County Detention Center on charges of operating an unregistered vehicle, possession of narcotics, obstructing a police officer, failing to stop for a police officer, attempted murder and batter with substantial bodily harm.

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  1. Such a double standard. If a LV cop did this to a civilian they would have an internal investigation that would go nowhere.

  2. Here we go again! Bashing a police oficer! AshleyAshley must have got a citation or two in the past and blames the officers for his/her stupidity; then compounds it with an asinine post. Hopefully, he/she will never need the protection of cops who risk their lives on a daily basis dealing with thugs such as Overstreet!

  3. Nope. Law abiding citizen here.

    But I see a double standard with LVMPD.

  4. Randell does NOT look like a happy man. Situation explains why we generally give Metro Officers the presumption of trying to do good, trying to follow the rules, trying to follow the law, being social workers while many of their clientele are not with it.

  5. @ Ashley Ashley: I come to believe that you are either delusional or hallucinating for you are a typical unreasonable person that always make a conclusive judgment on whatever you find disgusting and utterly repulsive to you. In my opinion you're the person that watches Fox News and listening to the wingnuts like Hannity and Limbaugh and from what I can evaluate on your demeanor you're definitely fit into a category of a person with low intelligent and flawed reasoning. Just relax nobody will come and get you and arrest you on the spot. You said you are a good citizen so be a good one and let the police handle their job. My suggestion to you is to get out from your rut and go outside and smell the flowers and when you come back let me know how you feel.