Friday, February 3, 2023

WPD officer injured after man flees traffic stop

Dashon Davis was charged with assault on an officer inflicting serious injury, felony flee to allude, assault with a deadly weapon and resisting, delaying or obstructing inflicting serious injury.

WILMINGTON — A Wilmington police officer was injured after an altercation with a suspect who fled the scene in his vehicle, though the department did not release details of the officer’s injuries.

The vehicle was stopped for not having a registration plate displayed on Friday at about 11:12 p.m. on the 2400 block of Market Street.

According to WPD the driver, 32-year-old Dashon Davis, of Wilmington, refused to get out of the car and Davis sped off as officers approached the vehicle, nearly striking them. One officer fell and “sustained serious injuries.”

The officer was transported to Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center

No weapons were fired during the incident. The department found the vehicle unoccupied later that night and Davis turned himself in on Monday.

He was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer inflicting serious injury, felony flee to elude, assault with a deadly weapon and resisting, delaying or obstructing inflicting serious injury.

Davis was transported to New Hanover County Detention Center and is being held on a $75,000 secured bond.


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