Bail Set for Man Charged With Fleeing Police in Minneapolis, Crashing into Playground

Kabaar Wahleen Powell Photo: Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
Kabaar Wahleen Powell

June 14, 2018 08:54 PM

Bail has been set for the man accused of leading authorities on a high-speed chase Monday before crashing into a Minneapolis playground and striking three children, seriously injuring two.

Kabaar Wahleen Asim Ross Powell, Jr., 27, has been charged with two felony counts of fleeing an officer, two gross misdemeanor counts of criminal vehicular operation and one gross misdemeanor count of possessing a pistol without a permit.


Bail was set at $200,000 with conditions and $500,000 without. He is due back in court on July 11.

According to the criminal complaint, Powell - who was reportedly driving with a revoked license - allegedly fled from officers attempting to stop him and led them on a chase that reached speeds of over 80 miles per hour.

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He crashed into a playground at Bohanon Park, injuring three children.

According to the complaint, 2-year-old Kayden Peltier suffered a Grade-4 spleen injury, meaning a severe laceration to the organ, calling for his spleen to be removed. Kayden also suffered a pelvic fracture, a cervical spine fracture, and intracranial bleeding. He requires continued care.

RELATED: 3 Children Hospitalized, 2 with Life-Threatening Injuries, after SUV Fleeing Police Crashes into Playground

Lillianna Lee Peltier, 4, suffered a hematoma on her forehead, as well as abrasions on her head, chest, hip and left elbow. She also had bleeding between the brain and tissue covering the brain, according to the complaint.

Konnor Peltier, 3, suffered injuries that are not considered life-threatening, according to the state patrol incident report.

Additionally, two state troopers suffered minor head injuries during the incident. They were examined and released from the hospital, according to the complaint.


Frank Rajkowski

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