Clayton police, a Wake County K9 unit, and the State Highway Patrol searched throughout the evening Thursday for the suspect who allegedly stole a television from a Walmart store on U.S. Highway 70.
Investigators said the man tried to leave the store at high speed in a stolen truck and hit a woman in her car in the parking lot. The woman was hospitalized for her injuries.
Perhaps because of the damage to the truck, the suspect abandoned the vehicle and ran into the nearby woods.
The suspect is wanted for larceny and felony hit and run. According to witnesses, the white or Hispanic man was wearing jeans and a Carhartt-style jacket.
The search was called off just before 10 p.m.
Police did recover the television.