POLICE: Greenville Driver Tried To Run Over Man Twice, Officer Nearly Hit

By: Carly Swain
By: Carly Swain

A man who turned 38 years old the day before is accused of trying to run over a person with his vehicle, and nearly hitting a police officer.

Greenville police have charged Ismel Daniels with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, resist delay and obstruct an officer, reckless driving and wanton disregard.

Two officers say they saw Daniels at 5th and Davis Street around 10:00 p.m. Wednesday trying to run over a man with his car, and after the second attempt his vehicle jumped the curb. Police say the vehicle made a loop through a convenience store parking lot and nearly struck an officer.

Police were able to stop Daniels at West Third Street and Nash Street where he was arrested.

No one was hurt, and the man was jailed on a $20,000 bond.

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Jail records indicate a Greenville man was booked into the county detention center an hour after his birthday on serious assault charges.

Deputies at the Pitt County Detention Center said Greenville Police brought in 38-year-old Ishmael Daniels around 1 a.m. Thursday.

Daniels, whose birthday was hours before his booking, is facing one count of assault with a deadly weapon intent to kill, plus reckless driving and resisting a public officer.

The Greenville man's bond was set at $20,000 ahead of a first court appearance.

We are waiting to hear more about his case from Greenville Police.

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