Dash cam shows attempted assault on officer that costs man a decade in prison

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City man is set to spend a decade behind bars after pleading guilty to trying to run over a police officer. The Kansas City Police Department released dash camera video to FOX 4 from the April 2013 event.

Michael Lemley's mug shot from the Jackson County Detention Center

Michael Lemley's mug shot from the Jackson County Detention Center

The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office said 26-year-old Michael Lemley will spend 10 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to attempted assault of a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action. He received 10 years for the assault charge and three years for the armed criminal charge, but the sentences will run concurrently, meaning he'll serve up to 10 years.

Police say last April, Lemley was speeding and driving all over the place near 12th and Elmwood. Investigators say Lemley ran from police when they tried to stop him, and he crashed into another driver. He then left that scene and later stopped his van and put it in reverse, racing backward into the police car and then drove forward.

Officers jumped out and they say Lemley put his car in reverse again and tried to run over Officer Megan Gates as she ran from his van. Her partner fired at the van to try to stop Lemley, who then crashed into the police car again.

Court documents describe that Lemley was taken to the hospital after being taken into custody and spontaneously told a different female officer: "I didn't mean to hurt you when I almost ran you over." KCPD says Officer Gates was not hurt in the crash. Lemley began serving his sentences on May 15 according to online court records.

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4 comments

    • Jessica Jarman

      I understand ur people have their own opinions but maybe before you judge know something about that person first. I am the mother of Michael lemley ‘s 3 kids and I wanna give you a little
      background info about him then maybe your
      opinion mite change.
      There was a time when he
      was an amazing person
      wonderful partner
      devoted dad an all around
      good person despite being
      raised in DFS cuz his mom
      was a drug addict and
      prostitute that started
      using drugs with him at
      11. Without saying I’m
      sure you can only imagine
      what he seen what
      horrible things happened
      to him then but he got fed
      up with that life and at 12
      he turns his mom in to the police. They then arrested mom put him in DFS custody in a boys home mom got 90 days in jail then left him there and moved. So not only was he betrayed by his mom but now the state where he spent the next 5 yrs in and out of boys homes no friends no family yet he ran away countless times to find his mom just to end up being let down over and over again. At 17 he wS released from state custody at that time he was working paying bills being a normal person. Life was good for m any years we met fell in love had 3 kids lived a somewhat normal life he struggled with trust feared everyone was gonna leave him, turned to drugs a few times then I was pregnant with our 4 th kid we were struggling but trying then our lives feel apart when our son was born and died that day haunts me it didn’t just take our son but the Mikey I knew was gone to. He turned to drugs and that’s all that matter ed tohim it took over him even looking in his eyes you could see emptiness. The choice he made that day didnt just give him a decade in prison it took a father away from my kids and destroyed our lives just because he didn’t want to stop cause he was on a mission for that high that took all his pain away. Don’t get me wrong I know there’s conciquences to yor actions but 10 yrs in a maximum security prison for making a horrible decision under the influence. He needed help I agree but drug treatment and counciling would’ve made a better impact on him then 23 hr a day lockdown. Now betrayed by his mom let down by the state and now being made an example of while he just slips thru the cracks instead of being helped yet again. Maybe knowing this wilk make u less judgemental of things you know nothing about. He made bad choices and didnt always do what was right he’s made mistakes that makes him human not a monster!!!!

  • Jessica Jarman

    I understand ur people have their own opinions but maybe before you judge know something about that person first. I am the mother of Michael lemley ‘s 3 kids and I wanna give you a little
    background info about him then maybe your
    opinion mite change.
    There was a time when he
    was an amazing person
    wonderful partner
    devoted dad an all around
    good person despite being
    raised in DFS cuz his mom
    was a drug addict and
    prostitute that started
    using drugs with him at
    11. Without saying I’m
    sure you can only imagine
    what he seen what
    horrible things happened
    to him then but he got fed
    up with that life and at 12
    he turns his mom in to the police. They then arrested mom put him in DFS custody in a boys home mom got 90 days in jail then left him there and moved. So not only was he betrayed by his mom but now the state where he spent the next 5 yrs in and out of boys homes no friends no family yet he ran away countless times to find his mom just to end up being let down over and over again. At 17 he wS released from state custody at that time he was working paying bills being a normal person. Life was good for m any years we met fell in love had 3 kids lived a somewhat normal life he struggled with trust feared everyone was gonna leave him, turned to drugs a few times then I was pregnant with our 4 th kid we were struggling but trying then our lives feel apart when our son was born and died that day haunts me it didn’t just take our son but the Mikey I knew was gone to. He turned to drugs and that’s all that matter ed tohim it took over him even looking in his eyes you could see emptiness. The choice he made that day didnt just give him a decade in prison it took a father away from my kids and destroyed our lives just because he didn’t want to stop cause he was on a mission for that high that took all his pain away. Don’t get me wrong I know there’s conciquences to yor actions but 10 yrs in a maximum security prison for making a horrible decision under the influence. He needed help I agree but drug treatment and counciling would’ve made a better impact on him then 23 hr a day lockdown. Now betrayed by his mom let down by the state and now being made an example of while he just slips thru the cracks instead of being helped yet again. Maybe knowing this wilk make u less judgemental of things you know nothing about. He made bad choices and didnt always do what was right he’s made mistakes that makes him human not a monster!!!!