Reckless Driver Injures Sheriff’s Deputy, Now Faces Multiple Felony Charges

Springfield, Mass. —  Springfield Police Officers arrest 36-year-old Tyler Scheurer of Holyoke after he injured a Sheriff’s Deputy while recklessly driving in the North End attempting to evade the police.

At approximately 11:45 a.m. Thursday a Springfield Police Officer observed a driver, later identified as Scheurer, speeding on Birnie Avenue.  When the officer approached the vehicle Scheurer sped off just missing the officer.  When the officer approached the driver again at a stop light the driver again sped away when the light turned green.

A BOLO of the vehicle was put out and about 5 minutes later Sheriff’s Deputies observed the car parked on the 100 block of Avocado Street.  The Springfield Officer arrived, but when Scheurer noticed law enforcement he crashed into the Sheriff’s vehicle several times.   Scheurer then crashed into another vehicle and ran over a Sheriff’s Deputy’s foot, clipping his arm and leg while driving away.

Officers then saw the vehicle get onto I-91 North, but get off on the Main Street exit driving towards Chicopee.  On the 3600 block of Main Street Scheurer crashed into a curb and attempted to run away.  Assisting Springfield Police Officers were involved in a short foot pursuit before taking Scheurer into custody.

The Sheriff’s Deputy suffered minor injuries to his foot, leg and arm and is expected to be okay.

36-year-old Tyler Scheurer of Holyoke is charged with:

  • Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (3 Counts)
  • Operating a Motor Vehicle with a Suspended License
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Failure to Stop for Police
  • Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Crash (3 Counts)
  • Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle