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Thu April 9, 2009
Paris Police officer injured, suspect still at large
By Scott Harvey
Paris – A Paris man remains at large today following an incident in the city Thursday morning that injures one officer.
Donavan Lamont Lewis, 20, is wanted for aggravated assault of a public servant, evading arrest and detention causing injury, plus unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.
The incident occurred Thursday at around 12:45 a.m., when Officers Marshall Good and Raymond Moss were dispatched to a call of a male and female fighting in the 1500 block of NE 15th Street.
Upon arrival, the two witnessed a car with its lights on, and a screaming female. The car, allegedly driven by Lewis, then began to spin its tires to leave, heading straight towards the patrol car. Officer Good jumped back onto the threshold of the cars driver's door, just as the Lewis' vehicle struck the patrol car, causing injury to Officer Good's lower left leg. He was later taken to Paris Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.
Officer Moss was able to track down the vehicle in the front yard of a residence in the 1600 block of NE 17th Street, already abandoned. A .22 caliber pistol was located next o the vehicle, as well as two person's identification cards.
The female, whose name was not released, was later arrested for failing to identify herself or Lewis to Officers, plus disorderly conduct. She would not cooperate with the investigation, according to reports.
The incident remains under investigation.