Bertie County man arrested, charged with trying to run over a police officer with a stolen pickup

BERTIE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A man wanted for trying to run over a police officer with a stolen pickup truck in one Eastern Carolina town has been caught.

Bertie County Sheriff John Holley says Jeffrey Harrison was nabbed around 5:20 p.m. Monday in the area where deputies and other lawmen were searching for him.

51-year-old Jeffrey Harrison was being questioned by Windsor Police Saturday morning after they found his parked pickup truck between the Duck Thru and the ABC store.

As one officer asked for his identification, police say Harrison stepped on the gas and tried to run over another officer.

The man wrecked the pickup truck off of Godwin Road and then ran, according to deputies.

Multiple police agencies joined in the search for the man who just recently got out of prison. Deputies say he was possibly spotted at Buzzard's Cross near midnight on Sunday wearing dark shorts, no shirt, and glasses.

The sheriff said Harrison offered no resistance when caught and that they called EMS in for the man to be checked out.


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Lawmen in one Eastern Carolina county say they are continuing to search for a man they say tried to run over a police officer with a stolen pickup truck.

Jeffrey Harrison, 51, was questioned by Windsor police Saturday morning after they found his parked pickup truck between the Duck Thru and the ABC store.

As one officer asked for his identification, police say Harrison stepped on the gas and tried to run over another officer.

The man wrecked the pickup truck off of Godwin Road and then ran, according to deputies.

Multiple police agencies joined in the search for the man who just recently got out of prison. Deputies say he was possibly spotted at Buzzard's Cross near midnight on Sunday wearing dark shorts, no shirt, and glasses.

Deputies today said they continue to search for the man in the area of Meadow Road. Sheriff John Holley urges everyone to be alert in the area and to immediately call 911 if they spot Harrison.

Windsor police have warrants out for assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, flee/elude arrest with motor vehicle, possess a stolen motor vehicle and resisting public officer.


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Authorities say they are still searching for a man now accused of assaulting a police officer.

The Windsor Police Department says they are still looking for Jeffrey Harrison, 51, who was last seen in the Buzzards Cross area in Bertie County.

Harrison, who was already facing multiple charges, is now facing several new charges including assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, and felony flee to elude arrest.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Windsor Police Department or the Bertie County Sheriff's Office.


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Authorities have confirmed that a search is in progress for a man wanted on multiple charges.

The Bertie County Sheriff's Office says that Jeffrey Harrison, 51, was seen parked outside of the ABC Store in Windsor around 9 a.m. Saturday morning.

Officials say that an officer approached Harrison to obtain identification. When a second officer approached, they say Harrison put the vehicle in drive, and attempted to strike the officer.

The first officer then shot at Harrison twice, but did not hit him.

Authorities followed Harrison for approximately 45 minutes as he drove down Godwin Road, before turning down Company Land Road where he jumped out of the car and began running on foot.

A perimeter has been set up in the area of White's Cross and Buzzard Cross Road in Bertie County.

Officials have sent out a phone alert, and state Harrison is still considered to be armed and dangerous.

According to authorities, Harrison was recently released from prison after 18 years.

He is currently wanted on charges of felony larceny of a motor vehicle, and felony larceny of a firearm, among others.

Multiple agencies are assisting as the search is ongoing.