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Man charged with hitting Raleigh police sergeant outside club

Posted May 8, 2011
Updated May 9, 2011

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— Raleigh police arrested one of two men they say were in a car that struck a police sergeant outside a nightclub early Saturday in attempt to avoid authorities.

Police said that Antonio Jermaine Clark, 25, was in a Dodge Charger whose driver sped away after intentionally backing into Sgt. Palczak, who was outside of his vehicle at Club Dolce on North West Street. Palczak was not injured.

Clark was charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, speeding to elude arrest and hit and run. He was also served with outstanding warrants for first-degree burglary, communicating threats and failure to appear in court.

Police said the other suspect, whose name wasn't released, also has outstanding warrants. Police are still searching for him.

Clark has 16 convictions from the past nine years, including four counts of assault on a female, speeding to elude arrest and felony possession with intent to sell, according to state Department of Correction records. He has served four terms in jail totaling 14 months.

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  • didisaythat May 11, 2011

    "it is the dummies at the ACLU"

    heh. when you're falsely accused of something and your civil rights are being violated, i bet you change your tune...
    monkeyboy
    May 10, 2011 11:13 a.m.
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    Give me a break...I would love to see how many times this guy even had a trial. I bet 9 out of 10 times this guy pled guilty, just like every other criminal. I would love to meet someone that was truely innocent of a crime they were charged with. If you know one and I know that you don't have that person call me.

  • monkeyboy May 10, 2011

    "MONKEYBOY: Raleigh police arrested one of two men" - redwidow

    yeah, but not the driver. that's like speeding, and the passenger gets a ticket too.

  • monkeyboy May 10, 2011

    "it is the dummies at the ACLU"

    heh. when you're falsely accused of something and your civil rights are being violated, i bet you change your tune...

  • geneoharris May 9, 2011

    Folks,It is not the judges and DA's that are causing the problems with the criminal justice system, it is the dummies at the ACLU and the dummies that make the rules and laws for the system. Some of us even voted for them.

  • RomneyRyan2012 May 9, 2011

    But wait, there is more! 2 more convictions and we'll add a lovely furnished cell complete with food trays, wonderful food, and decorated in the latest incarcerational colors, just for you.

  • 2gurlz2boyzMom May 9, 2011

    MONKEYBOY: Raleigh police arrested one of two men

  • roaddog3 May 9, 2011

    This is the problem in North Carolina, These lowlifes never stop. They just keep breeding.

  • 2323 May 9, 2011

    This Sgt is my bud... so glad he's ok.

  • pat7 May 9, 2011

    Nice guy no respect for life, So he should get life ....No Excuses

  • monkeyboy May 9, 2011

    "Police said that Antonio Jermaine Clark, 25, was in a Dodge Charger whose driver sped away after intentionally backing into Sgt. Palczak"

    hmm. maybe i'm not understanding everything here, but if this guy wasn't the driver, how can you charge him with the assault? oh, don't get me wrong, with this kind of record, any reason to get him off the street is fine by me. but if he was a passenger, then he wasn't driving and it wasn't his ultimate choice to strike the cop.

    just sayin'...

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