NEW INFO: Man charged with hitting Morehead City police officer with SUV

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WITN) - Police have released more information on the arrest of a man who is accused of hitting an officer with his vehicle.

Jonathan Parrish, 20, has been taken into custody on charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, felony hit & run and other offenses.

Morehead City Police Captain Tim Guthrie says he was arrested around 11:00 p.m Wednesday,

Police say they were called Tuesday night to Rack Room Shoes for a person who was acting erratically.

Officer Tracy Bruno began speaking with Parrish, who walked away from her.

Police say the man got into an SUV, and accelerated toward the officer. She was hit by the SUV, rolling across the hood and onto the ground.

Officer Bruno was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries and later released.

The SUV was found abandoned a short time later and Parrish was found in Newport late Wednesday.

The man's bond was increased to $150,000 after his first court appearance.

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Police in one Eastern Carolina town are looking for a man who they say assaulted one of their officers with a vehicle.

Jonathan Parrish, 20, has warrants for assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, reckless driving to endanger, felony hit & run, fictitious tag, driving while license revoked, and no insurance.

Morehead City police would only say it happened late yesterday afternoon and did not say if the officer was injured or not.

Anyone with information on Parrish should call police at 252-726-1911 or Crimestoppers at 252-726-4636.