Tyrell Winchester- Pennsylvania- 2016 (CAPTURED) May 21, 2016 8:56:24 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on May 21, 2016 8:56:24 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: Philly.com via Chester County District Attorney)
Police in Chester County are searching for a Philadelphia man who they say tried to run over an officer with a stolen vehicle.
Tyrell A. Winchester, 28, of the 2000 block of South 20th Street, was charged Thursday with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and related offenses.
According to a criminal complaint, a Willistown Township police officer ran a registration check on a silver 2000 Mercury sedan on Thursday around 4 p.m. The officer found it had been reported stolen from a man in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County.
The driver of the stolen car stopped in the Willistown Chase residential development. Officer Matthew Brown turned on his car's lights and pulled up behind the Mercury, police said.
As the officer started to get out of his vehicle, the driver put the Mercury in reverse, ramming the front of the police car, according to documents. The driver then accelerated forward to try to make a three-point turn to leave the development.
The officer got back into his car and pulled forward to block the exit. The driver of the Mercury then drove into the front of the police car, which broke the driver's-side window, police said.
The officer described the driver as a black man in his mid- to late-20s.
The driver was stuck from the crash but continued to accelerate, causing the car's wheels to smoke as they spun.
The officer got out of his car and, from behind his open door, shouted commands at the man. The driver went in reverse and then sped forward at the officer.
The officer avoided being struck and pursued the man as he drove east on West Chester Pike. When he caught up to the car, the driver had crashed it into a wooded area in the 5000 block of West Chester Pike and run away.
A Social Security card belonging to Winchester was found in a backpack recovered from a field at the scene. A witness said she saw a black male running through the field shortly after the car crashed.
The suspect was last seen around Ridley State Park in Delaware County and should be considered dangerous, said Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan.
Police ask anyone who knows the suspect's location to call 911.
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