The vehicle that ran into Deputy Kitchens was driven by 24-year-old Jason O. Osborne of Bowling Green.
According to a sheriff's department release, Deputy Larry Christie was on routine patrol when he observed a suspicious vehicle approaching the Crop Service in Schochoh.
Officers contend that Matthew Cook of Auburn exited the vehicle and attempted to steal anhydrous, an ingredient used in manufacturing methamphetamine.
Deputy Christie apprehended Cook and notified Deputy Kitchens, who was en route, to assist him.
Kitchens, who was traveling towards Osborne, attempted to stop the vehicle by activating his blue lights, when Osborne entered into Kitchens' lane of traffic.
After the impact, Osborne fled on foot through a field and was later apprehended in a barn close by.
Kitchens was treated and released at Logan Memorial Hospital. On duty at the Logan County High School gymnasium the next night, he said he was sore but that the 2001 cruiser with about 48,000 miles was totaled.
* Upon further investigation, components in Osborne's vehicle were consistent with manufacturing methamphetamine.
Osborne and Cook are lodged in the Logan County Detention Center.
Osborne is being charged with assault second degree, attempted murder, DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, manufacturing methamphetamine first degree, and complicity to steal anhydrous with intent to manufacture meth.
Cook is being charged with tampering with anhydrous equipment. Further charges are pending Grand Jury action.
It was determined that Osborne was living on and off with his mother, Vickie Appling, 52, of Auburn.
Later on in the morning of Feb. 18, the Logan County EOC received a tip from a caller who stated that Appling was using meth in front of her children.
Auburn Chief of Police George Lockhart drove by the residence and discovered Appling carrying cans of Coleman fuel along with an altered air tank that once contained anhydrous.
Logan County Sheriff's Deputies, along with Adairville Police Chief Jimmy Phelps, arrived on the scene where they found that Appling had attempted to burn evidence in the kitchen.
Other items found were a gas generator, salts, muric acid, Coleman fuel, and lithium strip batteries.
Ms. Appling was taken into custody by Officer Phelps and transported to the Logan County Detention Center. She is being charged with tampering with physical evidence.