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Man accused of trying to run over Goldsboro officer

Posted February 7, 2012

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— Police charged a Goldsboro man Monday with trying to run down a police officer during a chase.

Three officers were trying to stop a car as part of a drug investigation when the car's driver fled, prompting a chase. The car went behind a home on Pearson Street, and the officers followed on foot.

The car then sped from behind the home, accelerating as it approached the officers, police said. The car hit Officer Anthony Ravine in the leg and slammed into a patrol car.

Ravine fired several shots at the car, one of which hit the driver in the left arm, police said.

Jonathan Ray Williams and Ravine were treated at Wayne Memorial Hospital and released.

Williams, 20, of 309 N. Jefferson St., was charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and one count each of careless and reckless driving, unsafe movement violation and drug possession. He was being held in the Wayne County jail under a $600,000 bond.

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  • kandrowens Feb 8, 2012

    americaneel, "zile1porkey...The article didn't say the driver fled, it said he went behind a home in the car and then sped out from behind the home...Try to keep up"

    You may need to learn reading comprehension. The article clearly states, "...when the car's driver fled, prompting a chase."

    Wow, pot calling the kettle...

  • rlee1117 Feb 8, 2012

    WHY NOT CHARGE HIM WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER ON A OFFICER? SEEMS HE IS GETTING OFF VERY EASY HERE!

  • mason06 Feb 8, 2012

    americaneel... actually the article DID say that he fled!

    Three officers were trying to stop a car as part of a drug investigation when the car's driver fled, prompting a chase.

  • realitycheckpirate Feb 8, 2012

    I believe (I sure hope) there was intended sarcasm in TeenDAD's post.

  • americaneel Feb 7, 2012

    TeenDAD...We all voted and you won the award for the stupidest post...I think you have won this award before haven't you?

  • americaneel Feb 7, 2012

    zile1porkey...The article didn't say the driver fled, it said he went behind a home in the car and then sped out from behind the home...Try to keep up

  • zile1porkey Feb 7, 2012

    If the driver fled who was driving the car? So the driver got back in the car when the car went behind the house??

  • thepeopleschamp Feb 7, 2012

    "He shouldnt have been standin there" TeenDAD

    Brilliant. Maybe they should call you with your wealth of knowledge and experience next time they have a suspect fleeing in a vehicle running over people. Wonder why they didn't call you this time?

  • TeenDAD Feb 7, 2012

    He shouldnt have been standin there

  • LEO 101 Feb 7, 2012

    There have been way to many assaults on law enforcement this year. But it always seems the court is all in favor of the accused. A example seems to be coming soon.......

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