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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