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Man sought in assault on Raleigh officer apprehended

Posted June 10, 2011 2:51 p.m. EDT

— A man accused of hitting a Raleigh police officer with a car last month was arrested Friday in Johnston County, police said.

Oscar Lamont Vick, 25, was taken into custody at about 7:30 a.m. at a Days Inn motel in Selma, police said.

A group of police officers was for looking for a suspect in an unrelated crime on May 7 when the driver of a sedan struck one of them in the 400 block of North West Street. The officer was not seriously injured, police said.

The driver hit a taxicab about a block away, police said, and the car was found wrecked and abandoned a short time later at the intersection of North West Street and Wade Avenue.