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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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