Man uses stun gun on Elizabeth City Police officer, escapes from custody

Posted at 11:56 AM, May 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-14 13:15:44-04

Elizabeth City Police are looking for an escaped fugitive who bit and used a stun gun on an officer during his escape.

Police say they arrested 26-year-old Dinari Donkeith Lindsey on Sunday at his mother’s home on several outstanding warrants.

During the process at the Magistrates Office, an officer attempted to readjust Lindsey’s handcuffs. During this time, Lindsey broke free and ran from the officer.

After several blocks, the officer caught up to Lindsey near West Colonial and Cobb Streets and attempted to take Lindsey back into custody.

Lindsey began to swing on the officer and the officer deployed a stun gun on Lindsey but it did not fully incapacitate him.

Lindsey was able to take the stun gun from the officer and drive stun the officer in the forehead.

After an exchange of blows, Lindsey fled on foot to a nearby car, a 2000 white Acura RL, that was left running an unattended by several people watching the incident.

Lindsey got into the car and fled the scene through yards connecting to West Elizabeth Street.

The vehicle was found a short while later in an alleyway near Parsonage and Beech Streets with the stolen stun gun inside the vehicle.

Lindsey was not located.

The officer was treated for several bite wounds and was released a short while later.

There are now outstanding warrants on Lindsey for Common Law Robbery, Larceny from a Person, Possession of Stolen Goods, Escape from Custody, Larceny of a Motor Vehicle, Assault on a Government Official, and Resisting a Public Officer.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Dinari Lindsey, they’re asked to call the Elizabeth City Police Department at 335-4321 or the Crime Line at 335-5555.