Man arrested after hitting four police cars while fleeing

Normally we don't post press releases, and but this one is too unique not to share. This was sent out by the Greensboro Police Department about two hours ago. 

Three Greensboro police officers received minor injuries late this afternoon when their vehicles were struck by a pickup truck driven by a man suspected of transporting drugs.

Acting on a credible tip that the man was bringing several kilos of cocaine into the city, vice/narcotics officers attempted to block his vehicle at approximately 4:19 p.m. as it was slowing for a traffic signal at the intersection of High Point Road and South Holden Road.

The operator evaded officers by accelerating his vehicle and striking four unmarked police vehicles, including one head-on. He then fled southbound on Holden Road, entered I85 southbound, crossed the highway median in the vicinity of Groometown Road, abandoned his vehicle near the overpass entrance to I85, and fled on foot.

Greensboro Police Department K9 tracked the suspect to a marshy area inside a perimeter established by Guilford County Sheriff’s deputies and Greensboro police. He was taken into custody without further incident.

The suspect is currently being interviewed by police. His name has not been verified. The vehicle has not yet been searched.

Additional information will be provided in a later update.

UPDATE (9 a.m. Tuesday): Police found 2 kilos of cocaine in the vehicle. The department has not yet released the driver's name. 

UPDATE (11 a.m. Tuesday): Police identified the man as  Ramon Conchas-Escobedo, 33, of Asheboro. "Escobedo faces multiple felony charges including Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. He is confined in Greensboro Jail Central on a $1,000,000 secured bond. The officers are expected to fully recover."

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