Police: Greenville man tried to run over officers in stolen car

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – A Greenville man is facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges after police said he tried to run over five officers in a stolen car.

Jamar Savage, 26, was taken into custody Thursday morning in Greenville.

Savage stole a car from the Sterling Pointe Neighborhood Wednesday morning, the Greenville Police Department said.

Greenville police said they later found Savage sitting in the stolen car in the parking lot of the Camelot Inn late Wednesday night.

They tried to serve him an arrest warrant, but he fled the parking lot and tried to run the officers over as the left area, police said.

The officers were not injured.

Officers found Savage soon after at an apartment on Concord Drive, where he was arrested without incident.

Savage faces nearly a felony dozen larceny, drug and firearm charges.  He also faces charges in connection with trying to run the officers over.


He’s being held at the Pitt County Detention Center on a $930,000 bond.

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