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KCSO: Man attempts to run over wife during pursuit in Oildale, arrested

Posted at 4:01 AM, Jun 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-03 13:36:17-04

A man is behind bars after he led deputies on a short vehicle pursuit in Oildale overnight. 

Kern County Sheriff's deputies first responded to a home just before 1:30 a.m. on Oildale Drive and Washington Avenue for a report of domestic violence. 

While en route, deputies found 51-year-old John Knight driving in the area of Manor Street and Norris Road. 

Knight refused to stop and led deputies on a short pursuit. He fled to his home and attempted to run over his wife who was in front of their home. 

After a short physical struggle with deputies, Knight was arrested for attempted homicide, evading and resisting arrest.