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Suspect sought after hitting officer with vehicle

Posted on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 3:38 pm

St. Cloud police are searching for a suspect who struck an officer with a vehicle while fleeing from a traffic stop on Sunday.

At approximately 12:17 a.m., the St. Cloud Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the Cypress Grove Court area. But the suspect vehicle fled the traffic stop, striking the officer, according to a police report. The officer fired at the suspect vehicle striking the driver’s side window. The suspect continued to drive recklessly and jumped from the moving vehicle in the area of Cypress Forrest Lane, where it struck a parked vehicle, police officials said.

The officer received minor injuries. The suspect is still at large.

Anyone with information is asked to call the St. Cloud Police Department at 407-891-6700 or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477). Calls made to Crimeline remain anonymous and tips that lead to the felony arrest of suspects and/or the recovery of stolen property, guns and/or drugs are eligible for cash rewards up to $5,000.