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Fayetteville officer injured during traffic stop

Posted May 23, 2011

— A Fayetteville police officer was injured Monday morning after making a traffic stop on Adams Street.

Officer E. Ketchum stopped a Ford Taurus at about 9 a.m. because the driver wasn't wearing a seat belt, police said. The driver pulled away as Ketchum was talking with her, and she drove over his foot.

The driver lost control of the car while trying to turn off of Grove Street on to Eastern Boulevard, and she crashed into a city Public Works Commission utility truck, police said.

Emergency crews had to extricate the utility truck driver from the vehicle, police said, but his injuries didn't appear to be serious.

After hitting the utility truck, the fleeing driver climbed out the window of her car and tried to escape on foot, but officers apprehended her, police said.

Felicia Danielle Bohannon, 26, of Rutherglen Drive in Fayetteville, was charged with resisting and obstructing a police officer, assault with a deadly weapon on a governmental official, felony hit and run, driving with a revoked license and providing false information to a law enforcement officer.

Ketchum was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center to evaluate his injuries.


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  • Hater like Darth Vader May 24, 2011

    She deserves all of what's coming her way too for being so arrogant that she was too lazy to put a seatbelt on when driving on a revoked license

  • Hater like Darth Vader May 24, 2011

    Check her mugshot out. The irrational behavior isn't as much of a surprise then.

  • Glass Half Full May 24, 2011

    Over a seatbelt ticket?

  • Rebelyell55 May 24, 2011

    Maybe she had an important delivery to make and it would been worse for her if she didn't make it.

  • 27615 May 24, 2011

    She already has felony charges for possession

    thats one problem..possession shouldn't be a felony let along a crime

  • silvrstreke01 May 24, 2011

    She wasn't even in jail 12 hours....go figure....

  • ncmickey May 24, 2011

    If she just told the cop the truth, he probably would let her walk away with tickets.... now she will be in jail for awhile....

  • dnlsofdurham May 23, 2011

    She already has felony charges for possession. Maybe she has warrants that they have not mentioned yet. Maybe that's why she tried to flee.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman May 23, 2011

    What a dumb thing for her to do. They use to throw the book at people who did this. Will be interesting to see if they still will.

  • thinkin out loud May 23, 2011

    Bet she never sees prison. She will sit in jail for about 30 days then work out a plea where she gets credit for time served and supervised probation.