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