CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A man wanted on five outstanding warrants struck an officer during a police pursuit in northwest Charlotte Thursday.
The incident began around 2:59 p.m. on the 200 block of S. Linwood Avenue. Officials say officers contacted a man, later identified as 33-year-old Warren Dennis Hall, who had outstanding warrants, but Hall got into a vehicle and tried to leave the scene.
As he was fleeing, police say Hall struck an officer with his vehicle.
The officer then got into his vehicle and pursued the suspect until Hall jumped from his vehicle and tried to run away on foot on Exchange Street.
Backup then arrived and Hall was taken into custody.
The officer who was struck suffered minor injuries.
At the scene, officers could be seen leading a man in handcuffs to an ambulance.
Mary Teague saw the commotion near her mobile home park. She believes Hall was hiding in the woods nearby.
"He was cut and scratched up all to pieces," Teague said. "It scared me. I didn't know what was going on."
The name of the officer has not been released.
Hall was charged with fleeing to elude arrest, misdemeanor assault on a government official, possessing drug paraphernalia and resist/delay/obstruct. Police said he was served with the outstanding warrants of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, common law robbery, larceny of a motor vehicle and possessing a stolen motor vehicle.