POLICE: Man Tries To Run Down Officer With Car

Authorities arrested an Elizabeth City man for allegedly attempting to run down a police officer with his car.

He's charged with trying to run a police officer down with his car, an action police say, prompted the officer to fire his gun.

Elizabeth City Police say 25-year-old Leselle Spencer of River Road is charged with assault with a deadly weapon, among other charges, for the assault early Tuesday.

Police say Spencer tried to run down officer Officer L.T. Battle at the intersection of Weeksville and River Roads. Officers had been chasing Spencer for driving erratically. Officer Battle fired at Spencer's car and missed, according to the press release.

No one was injured in the exchange, and Spencer was arrested. The incident is under investigation.


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  • by Levonda Location: Columbia on Dec 16, 2009 at 04:18 PM
    Look at him. Does it surprise anyone ?? It just keeps rolling on everyday. Same ol same ol. If they were WORKING for a living and not setting on their worthless lazy butts they would not have to much time to keep making the news.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2009 at 03:40 PM
    Just another IDIOT. Dime a dozen. Loser.
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Dec 16, 2009 at 11:56 AM
    Pete, have you ever tried shooting at a car that was coming towards you? do you expect the officer to just stand there? maybe you should learn to keep your comments to yourself when they have no merit. Sounds like the officer did a fine job of avoiding the front end of a car.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 16, 2009 at 11:39 AM
    He just wanted the check Obama Promised him!
  • by Anonymous Location: Washington on Dec 16, 2009 at 11:31 AM
    his car might have been operating erratically. the steering column and accelerator wasn't working like it should. mine acted like that after I left a bar one night. they don't make cars like they use to.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Dec 16, 2009 at 08:41 AM
    I wonder where the wild shot wound up?it could have hit an innocent person.If you don't have control of your firearm then don't shoot.An accidental death is still a death.
  • by Hope Location: perquimans on Dec 16, 2009 at 08:33 AM
    Thank God that the officer was not hurt or killed. We have seen enough of that around here lately for a life time.
  • by Bob Location: Jacksonville on Dec 16, 2009 at 08:32 AM
    Reminds me: need to take out the trash.
  • by Bryant on Dec 16, 2009 at 08:23 AM
    I am still waiting for a bleeding heart to say that he is a product of a bad childhood and it is not his fault. awww poor baby. Ahh, on well, enjoy your new room you have now.
  • by Viking Location: Greenville on Dec 16, 2009 at 06:48 AM
    Walt, anyone who has been trained with a firearm will tell you that in a stressful situation like that even a marksman will have a hard time hitting the target. The officer had LESS than a split second to determine if he could shoot at the thug without hitting bystanders or any other officers on the scene (If back-up was there). All this and a moving target. I only wish he had hit the driver in the back of his head. That awould have been a good example to other thugs and saved all of us the tax money it will take to hold a trial.
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