Durham police are trying to locate Antonio Lee Keith who has been charged with striking and injuring a Durham police officer with a vehicle early Friday on Olivia Court.
The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. on Friday after officers attempted to stop the driver of a Mitsubishi for speeding on Old Oxford Highway. The driver did not immediately stop, but drove to Olivia Court. As officers approached the vehicle on Olivia Court, the driver hit the gas and struck an officer. The driver fled and officers found the Mitsubishi, which was wrecked and unoccupied, a few minutes later on Dearborn Drive.
The officer was taken to the hospital for treatment of head and facial injuries. He has been released from the hospital and is recovering from his injuries.
Keith, 36, is wanted on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, felony hit-and-run, speeding, felony speeding to elude arrest, reckless driving and driving while his license is revoked.. He is also wanted on outstanding charges of breaking and entering, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and failure to return rental property.
Anyone with information on Keith’s whereabouts is asked to call Investigator Krieger at (919) 560-4582, ext. 29245 or CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.