Police are looking for a Macon man after they say he struck a woman with his truck early Friday morning and struck a police car twice.
Police went to 564 Rogers Drive about 12:20 a.m. after receiving a report of a domestic dispute. While officers spoke with a woman, who told them about an alleged altercation between her and her boyfriend, 35-year-old Melvin Harrell, Harrell got into his truck and accelerated toward police vehicles at a very high rate of speed, according to a police news release.
One of the police officers activated his blue lights, signaling that police were in the area, but Harrell struck the front of the patrol car. The woman tried to run in the opposite direction, but Harrell struck her with the truck, according to a police report released Friday.
Harrell then put the truck in reverse and backed into the same patrol car he had struck earlier. An officer inside fired three shots at Harrell, according to the report.
Despite officers yelling, with their guns drawn, for Harrell to shut off the truck and get out, Harrell drove away, according to the report.
Police issued a lookout Friday for Harrell and his white 1989 Mazda B-2200 truck with Georgia license PGD 7370, according to the release.
Harrell is described as a 5-foot 10-inch tall black man of slender build who weighs about 160 pounds and wears an earring in his left ear, according to police.
Officers have obtained warrants charging Harrell with family violence-related aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a peace officer and interference with government property, according to police.
The woman told police the argument between her and Harrell concerned a cellphone from her job, according to the report.
She received medical treatment after the incident, according to police.
Anyone with information about Harrells whereabouts is asked to call police at 751-7500 or Macon Regional CrimeStoppers at (877) 68-CRIME.
To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.