SCMPD Search for Man Who Assaulted Police Officer

The following is a news release from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitian Police Department

Savannah-Chatham Police are searching for a man who assaulted an officer and fled from the scene of a traffic accident on Wallin Street near Victory Drive.  Sylvester Harris, 23, who has outstanding warrants for drug violations fled the scene of the accident when police learned he was wanted, while investigating the crash shortly after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Harris broke free from Islands Precinct officer Terrence Natale, who was injured as Harris sped off in the wrecked car. The officer had to be taken to the Candler Hospital with injuries suffered from the altercation with Harris.

Harris abandoned the car not far from the scene of the crash, behind Chelsea Apartments on Skidaway Road.  Police and K-9 units began looking for Harris shortly after he abandoned the car.  He remained at-large at the time of this release. Harris is 5-feet-7, 200 pounds, with a last known address of Gerald Drive.  Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call police 232.4141; or call CrimeStoppers.

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