Man arrested, accused of hitting LPD officer with bicycle

A man faces multiple felony charges after allegedly hitting an LPD officer with a bike.

Posted: Jun. 4, 2018 12:42 PM
Updated: Jun. 4, 2018 1:52 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A man faces multiple felony charges after allegedly hitting an LPD officer with a bike.

According to Lt. Scott Galloway, it happened around midnight on Thursday, May 24. Galloway said police saw 32-year-old Timothy Edward Simpson riding a bicycle in the Tippecanoe Mall parking lot. He said Simpson's bike had no lights and police stopped him out of concern for his safety.

Simpson allegedly pedaled away from police.

When an officer on foot down the street tried to stop him, Galloway says Simpson struck an officer with the bike.

According to Galloway, the collision broke one of the officer's bones.

Simpson was also injured and was hospitalized.

He was eventually arrested and is being held in the Tippecanoe County Jail.

Simpson faces multiple felony charges, including battery resulting in serious bodily injury, resisting law enforcement resulting in injury and possession of methamphetamine.

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