APD changes suspects in case of assault on officer

APD changes suspects in case of assault on officer

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Tuesday morning, APD said that Sonteanna Freeman was driving the car that struck an officer.  Later, they said that the person who was driving was not Freeman, but was in fact Demetra Denise Butler,  28, from Camilla.

It seems that Freeman owns the car, but was not present when the incident happened. Police are looking for Butler, and Freeman is not charged at all.

About 8:00 Monday night, APD Officer Brad Young conducted a traffic stop in 2300 block of Tompkins Avenue.

APD says the driver  got out of her vehicle and walked to the front door of 2315 Tompkins Avenue, but her passengers remained in the vehicle.

Officer Young says that he told her to get back into her vehicle. She did so, but put her vehicle in reverse and drove backward, striking the officer, and knocking him to the ground with the vehicle. 

Young said the vehicle went across the yard, and away from the area.

"It's just some of the dangers officers come in contact with on a daily basis. And unfortunately it's something they have to deal with on the job," said Phyllis Banks of APD.

If you have any information about 28 year old Demetra Butler of Camilla, call CRIMESTOPPERS at 436-TIPS. You could earn a reward.

EMS responded to the scene and treated Young for scratches to his right arm.

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