Attempted murder of an officer
Police arrested a Hickory man Sunday after he allegedly attempted to murder a police officer with a motor vehicle.
Jawanza Bentura Dickens, 28, of Hickory, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement official.
Two Hickory police officers responded to the sound of shots fired at 4:41 a.m. Sunday in the 400 block of Second Street Place SW. Two suspects were seen leaving the area in a vehicle, and in an attempt to get away, the suspects accelerated the vehicle backward at a high rate of speed toward one of the officers.
HPD is still looking for the second suspect. The passenger of the vehicle was not identified, but is described as a 5-foot-9-inches tall black male wearing a white T-shirt and blue jean shorts.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Hickory Police Department at (828) 328-5551.