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Man charged with trying to run over Rocky Mount officer

Posted March 2, 2011 4:54 p.m. EST
Updated March 2, 2011 5:00 p.m. EST

— Rocky Mount police arrested a man who they say tried to run over an officer in the parking lot of a nightclub early Wednesday.

Police said that Lorenza Moody Jr., 26, yelled that he was going to run over an officer directing traffic as Club Rain, 349 Falls Road, closed around 2 a.m.

Moody steered toward the officer and accelerated toward him, but he managed to jump out of the way, police said.

Police stopped Moody's vehicle and arrested him on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill on a government official. He was placed in the Nash County jail under a $50,000 secured bond.