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UPDATE: Lawrence police seeking suspect after officer injured by fleeing vehicle

Posted at 9:20 PM, Jul 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-06 19:14:08-04

UPDATE (7/6): The Lawrence Police Department said it is seeking 36-year-old Aramis Neal Hernandez after an officer was dragged and injured by a vehicle on Tuesday. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Hernandez for aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer stemming from the incident.

Hernandez is described as 6 feet tall and 180 pounds.

Anyone with information on Hernandez’s whereabouts is asked to call the Lawrence Police Department at 785-832-7509 or Douglas County CrimeStoppers at 785-843-TIPS (8477). Calls made to CrimeStoppers may be made anonymously and callers providing information that leads to an arrest may qualify for a reward of up to $1,000.

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Lawrence police said one of their officers was injured when a vehicle fled during a traffic stop on Tuesday.

Authorities said at about 4:46 p.m., a Lawrence police officer conducted a traffic stop in the 1100 block of Rhode Island Street. During the traffic stop, the officer was dragged as the vehicle, a white Ford Fusion bearing Missouri license plate SM6W3R, fled the scene southbound on Rhode Island Street.  

The officer was injured as a result of being dragged and was transported to a hospital for treatment.

Police described the driver of the Ford Fusion as a male wearing a blue suit with a white shirt and a red tie. The suspect was wearing “aviator style” sunglasses and described as being “clean cut.”

Officials are asking anyone with information regarding this incident and/or possible suspect identification to contact the Lawrence Police Department at 785-832-7509.

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