Police: Man rams several cars in Tempe trying to evade police

Police: Man rams several cars in Tempe trying to evade police
Posted at 12:28 PM, Apr 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-25 15:36:24-04

A man with three felony warrants was arrested after he rammed cars while trying to evade Tempe police in a stolen SUV.

Police report that on April 18, Tempe police located a stolen GMC SUV reported stolen the previous day out of Fort Defiance on the Navajo Reservation. 

Police attempted to make a vehicle stop near McClintock drive and Apache Boulevard but the suspect, later identified as 26-year-old Savion Dickie, rammed the car in front of him to escape. That did not give him enough room, so he also rammed the two police cars behind him. 

He then left at a high rate of speed, nearly hitting a motorcycle officer and causing another accident. Four Tempe police cruisers gave chase to Dickie but soon backed off as Dickie was still traveling at high speeds. 

Dickie hit another vehicle at Priest Drive and the Loop 202, and then was stopped when he hit the retaining wall. 

After a short foot pursuit, Dickie was apprehended. 

Police say Dickie told them he ran because he knew he had several arrests warrants. Police confirmed three felony warrants from Maricopa County.

He has been charged with endangerment, car theft and multiple counts of aggravated assault.