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Man accused of striking Durham police officer with vehicle surrenders

Posted November 1, 2018 2:30 p.m. EDT
Updated November 2, 2018 11:25 a.m. EDT

Antonio Lee Keith

A man who had been wanted for striking and injuring a Durham police officer with a vehicle last week has turned himself in, authorities said Friday.

Antonio Lee Keith, 36, was speeding on Old Oxford Highway and drove to Olivia Court when police attempted to stop him, police say. As officers approached his vehicle, Keith struck an officer while driving and fled.

A Durham police spokesman said Keith surrendered without incident. It was not immediately clear if bond has been set in the case.

Police found Keith’s Mitsubishi wrecked and unoccupied a few minutes later on Dearborn Drive.

The officer, whose name hasn’t been released, was hospitalized with head and facial injuries.

Keith is wanted on several charges, including assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, hit-and-run and speeding to elude arrest. He is also wanted on outstanding charges of breaking and entering, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and failure to return rental property.

Anyone with information can call Durham police at 919-560-4582, ext. 29245 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.