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FIRST ON WITN: Suspect Arrested After Police Say He Tried To Hit Cop

Greenville police have released more information on yesterday's police chase that shutdown Greenville Boulevard.

Two people have been arrested, including one man accused of trying to run over a police officer. 20-year-old Corey May of Farmville is charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official.

Police say it started when Devoshia Williams tried to make a purchase at the Rite Aid on Greenville Boulevard with counterfeit money. The responding officer says he tried to approach a suspect vehicle when it took off at a high rate of speed and tried to hit him.

Officers eventually stopped the car on Greenville Boulevard, conducting what is called a felony traffic stop with guns drawn.

Williams, who is also of Farmville, is charged with attempted obtaining property by false pretense.


Original Story

Greenville Police had to close Greenville Boulevard after they say a suspect tried to hit an officer with his car.

The incident started at the Rite Aid on Evans and Greenville Boulevard when police say the suspect tried to use counterfeit money.

The suspect took off from the drug store and police eventually stopped him. Police say when an officer approached the vehicle the driver took off nearly hitting the officer.

Police closed Greenville Boulevard while they continued the chase eventually stopping the driver near Lowes Foods.

Police have not yet released the identity of the driver of said what charges he faces.


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