Maniac Rams into Two Police Cars

Waterloo, IA - A Waterloo man is in jail after police say he rammed two squad cars when they responded to a domestic dispute call. He has a history of altercations with police. Kelvin Plain, Jr., 25, of Waterloo was arrested Tuesday. Police are recommending he be charged with assault on a peace officer, aggravated assault and criminal damage. More charges may be pending. Police Chief Dan Trelka said attempted murder is on the table, judging by the speed he rammed the officers. According to Waterloo Police, Plain Jr. rammed three cars going around 60 miles per hour down dead-end Niles Street in Waterloo. Two of those cars were Waterloo Police Department vehicles. The impacts injured Waterloo officers Randall Hammitt and Sgt. Brooke Carter. Carter was treated and released, and Hammitt remains in the hospital with what Police Chief Dan Trelka called "minor injuries." According to online records, Plain Jr. has a lengthy history of trouble with the law. He was charged with assaulting police officers in 2007, but the charge was dismissed. Instead, he spent time in jail for lesser charges of interference with official acts causing bodily injury during that same incident. Plain Jr. has also been arrested for second-degree harassment, several traffic violations and violating his probation. Plain Jr. was also charged with disorderly conduct (fighting) just days ago, and officers were serving a warrant for that arrest Tuesday when the incident occurred, according to online records.