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Police: Man rammed Fayetteville officer's car

Posted May 21, 2010

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— A Fayetteville police officer was injured Friday morning when a suspect in a domestic violence case slammed into his patrol car, police said.

Officer Michael Boone was investigating a report of a domestic dispute in the College Lakes subdivision at about 10:30 a.m. and spotted the suspect in the case driving a black Ford Explorer, police said.

Boone was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Shoreline Drive and Saddle Ridge Road and waited for the Explorer to pass when the driver veered suddenly and rammed the side of his patrol car, police said. The force of the collision sent the patrol car into an adjacent yard.

The Explorer driver fled the scene on foot but was apprehended a short time later.

Malcolm Leon Savage, 43, of 450 Saddle Ridge Road, was charged with assault on a female, careless and reckless driving and failure to reduce speed in the case.

Boone was pinned in his patrol car, and members of the Fayetteville Fire Department had to cut the roof of the car off to free him. He suffered a broken collarbone and was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment.

Savage also was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

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  • Coach K is still GREAT May 24, 2010

    I'd love to see this guy's rap sheet...
    Lock him up and throw away the key!!!!

  • NCAries May 24, 2010

    If we treated all members of any group according to the cases where one of that group acted criminally/foolishly, then every single human being on the planet would be treated as pure trash and filth not worthy of the respect due a dried up dung ball stuck to a dead monkeys rear.

    yes, there are bad people who become cops, and thus make bad cops. I've met them. That has nothing to do with the good people who become cops and make good cops.

    To treat the goods ones as if they were the same as the bad, is just as wrong and highly hipocrytical.
    meBNme

    Sad thing is we do treat individuals exactly like that...whole races of individuals.

  • TheGamer May 21, 2010

    Quote"What about the people of thats ALL they want to see? They constantly overlook and ignore the good cops and stories that look good for law enforcement, and flood those reports with the stories of the bad ones."

    There's a reason for that..as Paul Harvey said:
    "A Policeman is a composite of what all men are, mingling of a saint and sinner, dust and deity."
    "Culled statistics wave the fan over the stinkers, underscore instances of dishonesty and brutality because they are news." "What they really mean is that they are exceptional, unusual, not commonplace."
    "Buried under the frost is the fact: Less than one-half of one percent of policemen misfit the uniform. That's a better average than you'd find among clergy!"

  • leamonjones2 May 21, 2010

    well said mshood7

  • mshood7 May 21, 2010

    This article should read a police officer was almost killed when a perp decided to slam him with his car. The officer suffered serious injuries. The perpetrator should be booked for unsucessfully trying to kill a police officer. Fortunately he was not succesful. The name of the perp is being w/held pending police investigation. Get well soon officer and thank you for your service.

  • melwatson74 May 21, 2010

    Thank you!

  • wildcat May 21, 2010

    This story is not one of them and YOU PEOPLE need to stop slamming every cop. They ARE NOT all the same.
    melwatson74

    I was really responding to a comment that someone else had made and yet you went up in the air because of my comments. There are good cops every where. Happy now!

  • meBNme May 21, 2010

    "THERE ARE SOME GOOD COPS AND THERE ARE BAD COPS. THERE ARE SOME COPS WHO DO THINGS CRIMINALY. YET THE SOME PEOPLE DON'T WON'T TO SEE, HEAR, READ THAT.
    wildcat"

    What about the people of thats ALL they want to see?
    They constantly overlook and ignore the good cops and stories that look good for law enforcement, and flood those reports with the stories of the bad ones.

    Why dont we look at BOTH sides of the story equally?
    lets not get so focused on the negative that we do not do justice to the good ones, and we mistakenly assume they have bearing on the totaly unrelated stories of good cops.

  • wildcat May 21, 2010

    All my comments was not brought to the public. WRAL makes the decision on that.

  • melwatson74 May 21, 2010

    Dear wildcat, yes there is cops that do wrong, and yes they are human. This story is not one of them and YOU PEOPLE need to stop slamming every cop. They ARE NOT all the same.

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