A Madison police officer had to jump out of the way to avoid being struck by a man who drove his car at the officer early Tuesday morning, according to a release from Madison police.

Officers were called to the 3000 of Worthington Avenue at 3:37 a.m. for a report of a domestic disturbance. They said they had a description of a man involved in the incident and found him driving slowly in a nearby parking lot.

An officer confirmed the man in the car was Kedrick Deon Gordy, 30, of Madison, and ordered him out of the car. According to the report, however, Gordy, refused to get out.

Police said Gordy put his car in reverse, struck a tree, pointed the car at the officer and accelerated. His driver’s side door was open during the incident. The officer had to jump out of the way to avoid being struck.

Gordy drove out of the parking lot and was located a short distance away. Police said he yelled expletives, made threats and attempted to head-butt officers during his arrest.

Gordy was arrested on suspicion of second-degree recklessly endangering safety, battery and disorderly conduct.

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