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Man accused of ramming Winston-Salem police vehicle, leaving the scene

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Tyree Ray Long, 19, of Winston-Salem

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Police have arrested a man accused of ramming a Winston-Salem police officer’s car and then leaving the scene.

Tyree Ray Long, 19, of Winston-Salem, faces various charges including assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, felony speeding to elude arrest and first degree burglary.

Police said an officer tried to pull the suspect over at about 2:50 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of North Martin Luther King Drive.

The suspect was driving a 2008 white Chrysler 300 and police wanted to pull him over because he had outstanding warrants for arrest, according to police.

Authorities said the suspect then intentionally rammed a police vehicle and left the scene, causing at least $300 worth of damage to the police vehicle. Nobody was injured.

The suspect was found about 10 minutes later at Olde North Village Apartments at 3450 Triangle Drive and taken into custody, according to police.

He was jailed under a $19,500 bond and has court planned for later this month.