Milwaukee fugitive strikes deputy with car while fleeing

Man taken into custody after foot chase

MILWAUKEE - The U.S. Marshals took a man into custody Thursday after they say he hit one of their deputies with his car.

It happened near 57th Street and Silver Spring on Milwaukee's northwest side.

According to authorities, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force was in the neighborhood looking for Lakendrick Staten, who was wanted on several state warrants. The task force was told he was hiding at a home in the area.

Officials say Staten was wanted on charges including drug possession, bail jumping, theft and felon in possession of a firearm.

Deputies saw Staten sitting in a car and according to authorities, when they approached him he drove off, striking one of the deputies with his car.

The same deputy fired his weapon, shattering the back window of Staten's car.

Staten then crashed into a tree along 57th Street before taking off on foot. He was later taken into custody.

The deputy who was hit by the car was taken to the hospital but released without serious injury.

Authorities say no one else was injured and Staten was the only occupant in the car. He now faces additional charges related to what happened Thursday. 

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