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Westville Officer Injured During Chase, Released From The Hospital

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Brandon Rowan. [Adair County jail] Brandon Rowan. [Adair County jail]
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A Westville Police officer struck by a chase suspect at a roadblock in Adair County in December 2015 is back home from the hospital.

KFSM, the CBS affiliate in Fort Smith says Joshua Sidebottom was released from a Fayetteville, Arkansas hospital on Friday.  

Authorities said Sidebottom was injured as was laying down spike strips in the road to try to stop a chase when he was struck by the suspect's Dodge Durango on December 14, 2015.  

The suspect, 35-year-old Brandon Rowan was arrested after he crashed his SUV on Highway 59 just north of Westville.  

12/15/2015 Related Story: OSBI Releases Name Of Injured Westville Officer, Suspect Involved In Crash

According to court records, Rowan is charged with eluding, assault and battery on a police officer, running a roadblock and assault and battery with a deadly weapon.  

A preliminary hearing on the charges is scheduled for March.  He remains in the Adair County jail.

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