Man Arrested In St Joseph For Ramming Police Car

26 year old Jay Painter was arrested by St Joseph Police Wednesday after he allegedly rammed a police car.  Painter was charged with illegal possession of a rifle.  The incident happened near the 800 block of S 20th Street.  Buchanan County authorities also assisted.  He fled on foot, but was apprehended a short time later.  Painter has a history of drug possession, tampering with a motor vehicle and failure to pay child support.  He is currently on parole.