Valdosta Police Searching For Man Who Hit Probation Officer With Car

Wendell Baisden
Posted at 11:10 AM, Feb 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-04 07:03:33-05

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL)--A man is on the run after police say he put a car into gear, hitting a probation officer with the passenger door in Valdosta.

Valdosta Police were called to help Valdosta State Probation Tuesday night just before 8 on Lowndes Drive at Pineview Drive.

Probation officers were checking on probationer Wendell Baisden.

Officers say Baisden was sitting in a car, and was leaning over toward the driver side. They say when a probation officer opened the passenger door, Baisden put the car into gear and pushed the accelerator.

The passenger door hit the probation officer who fell to the ground. Baisden then ran away.

The driver of the car complied with officers. The officer wasn't seriously hurt.

For more information contact the Valdosta State Probation Office at (229)333-5274.

Anyone with information on this crime or any other crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-293-3145. You can remain anonymous by calling 229-293-3091.