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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  • by To John and Sam Location: NC on Dec 3, 2008 at 03:44 PM
    Great idea, just arrest guys like this and leave the college kids alone. No need to enforce any laws that the well off college kids violate. Heck, they are above the law anyway, right? Let's just arrest the poorer people who break the law and leave the rich kids alone. College kids don't violate any "serious" laws, right? I mean, date rape's not really that bad is it? Drunk driving, really doesn't hurt anyone if a college kid is doing it, does it? Drugs should be freely available to kids who have the means to go to college, and if a college kid steals or assaults somebody, or anything like that, then they should be immune from prosecution right. And John, I agree let's take all the cops out of the college area. I mean it's not like any of the cops in that area prevent college kids from being victimized or anything, right? I mean, who ever heard of anyone being robbed or beaten in the area of the university, so let's just pull all the cops out of there. Great idea guys.
  • by J Location: Gville on Dec 3, 2008 at 01:43 PM
    SAM, if the college students werent so childish drunk in the streets all the time, the cops would have more time to deal with the other people.
  • by CORRECTIONAL OFFICR Location: G-VEGAS on Dec 3, 2008 at 12:27 PM
    Way TO Go G.P.D.!!!Good Job!!!More BUSINESS FOR ME!!!!
  • by Josh Location: Greenville on Dec 3, 2008 at 12:23 PM
    Great Job GPD, I hope that peice of crap crook rots in jail for life, I hope the courts will keep him off the streets for good, I know I will feel a lot safer.
  • by Jim on Dec 3, 2008 at 12:18 PM
    GPD GREAT JOB! Just hope the courts and lawyers finish the job and put this trash where it belongs. Criminals, Merry Christmas from Greenville.
  • by Wilma Location: accidentale, AL on Dec 3, 2008 at 11:34 AM
    bad boys, bad boys, whatcha gonna do?
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Dec 3, 2008 at 07:29 AM
    This is the type of thing that the g-veg police dept. should be stopping. You don't hear incidents like this involving college students. So keep laying off of the college students and keep sticking with the thieves. They are the bad people.
  • by here Location: here on Dec 3, 2008 at 05:21 AM
    Looks to me like one of Greenvilles not-so-fine met some of Greenville's finest! Good job GPD!
  • by C/O Location: Greenville on Dec 2, 2008 at 08:04 PM
    Good job, GPD. You are under-appreciated, that's for sure. Thanks for risking your lives every day, every shift, to protect the city! Well done, especially in incidents like this!
  • by MADDOG Location: GREENVILLE on Dec 2, 2008 at 05:52 PM
    What no ticket for not wearing a sit belt?
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