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Officer B.A. Ferguson (left) and Marco Tremaine Owen (right)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A man has been arrested in connection with an assault on an officer on Wednesday.

Marco Tremain Owen, 32, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official.

While conducting a drug investigation Wednesday, officers B.A. Ferguson and S.E. Diamont approached a Toyota Camry on the 1000 block of East 15th Street around 9:30 p.m.

The vehicle struck Ferguson and the driver began to flee the area.

Both officers fired shots at the vehicle.

Officer Ferguson was later treated for a minor injury and released from the hospital.

Later, the vehicle was found at the dead end of Barbara Jane Avenue.

Evidence found inside the vehicle suggested that the driver was injured, according to police.

Owen was located in a motel in the 5200 block of Germanton Road at about noon on Thursday. He had been shot in the left arm.

He is currently in the hospital receiving treatment.