Suspect in custody after backing vehicle into deputy, leading to manhunt in Raleigh park

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- A man who backed into a deputy during a traffic stop and then fled the scene is in custody after a brief manhunt in Umstead Park on Tuesday afternoon, according to Eric Curry with the Wake County Sheriff's Office.

Around 3:30 p.m., a deputy noticed a car driving erratically on Ebenezer Church Road. When the deputy approached the car, the suspect, 22-year-old Yama Ahmadi, backed into the deputy, knocked him to the ground and then fled the scene, Curry explained.

Chopper 11 HD was over the scene as a large police presence could be seen searching for the suspect, who crashed his car into a private iron fence near the intersection of Graylin Road and Ebenezer Church Road.

Authorities said the suspect, who fled the scene on foot, was taken into custody after a brief manhunt with K-9 units.

There were no major injuries, but the deputy was checked out as a precaution and released.

Deputies said Ahmadi faces several charges including assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer and felony speed to allude.

He is currently being held in the Wake County Detention Center.
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