Police seek man who tried to run over officers

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Police are looking for a man who reportedly tried to run over two officers in an escape attempt.

Shaquille Morique Leneau, 22, of 142 Shannon St., is wanted on two counts of attempted murder.

Leneau was reportedly spotted by officers on Brand Street about 10 p.m. Tuesday as they were responding to a reported break-in at Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church on Harvin Street. Two police vehicles managed to "head off" Leneau's vehicle, according to a department release, blocking the car on each side.

Leneau then reportedly backed up into the patrol car behind him, as an officer stood outside the door. He then reportedly accelerated forward toward another officer who was on foot and had to jump out of the way to avoid being struck.

Officers pursued the car down Brand Street and eventually located the vehicle abandoned on Red and White Street.

Anyone with information about Leneau's whereabouts is asked to call Sumter police at (803) 436-2700. Calls can be made anonymously to Crime Stoppers at (803) 436-2718 or 1-800-CRIME-SC (274-6372). A cash reward may be available for information leading to an arrest.