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Sheriff: Man wanted on drug, larceny charges rammed Wake deputy's cruiser

Posted March 1, 2017 2:42 p.m. EST
Updated March 2, 2017 5:20 p.m. EST

A 20-year-old man wanted on drug and larceny charges rammed a Wake County sheriff deputy's cruiser Wednesday afternoon as deputies tried to take him into custody, Sheriff Donnie Harrison said. Kiwane Martey Clifton, who is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds, rammed the cruiser in the parking lot of a Sheetz gas station near N.C. Highway 64 and Rolesville Road.

— A 20-year-old man was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after allegedly ramming a Wake County Sheriff's Office cruiser at a gas station in Wendell.

According to Sheriff Donnie Harrison, a deputy recognized Kiwane Martey Clifton and attempted to take him into custody around 12:30 p.m. at a Sheetz near U.S. Highway 64 and Rolesville Road.

Clifton was wanted on drug and larceny charges.

After ramming the deputy's cruiser, Clifton fled the area on foot, leading to a two-hour search in the area, Harrison said.

Clifton was taken into custody shortly before 3 p.m. No deputies were injured in the incident.