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Taking Action Against Crime: Hampton Police looking for suspect wanted for assault, eluding police

Posted at 5:30 PM, Jan 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-12 17:52:34-05

HAMPTON, Va. - The Hampton Police Division needs your help to find a man wanted on several charges, including assault.

They're trying to find Jemial Shamont Askew, 36.  He's 5'7" and weighs about 170 pounds and is wanted for two counts of reckless driving, felony assault and eluding police.

According to police, on Nov. 21, 2017, officers conducted a traffic stop near Powhatan Parkway and I-664.  As officers were talking to the driver outside the car, they saw the passenger get into the driver's seat and start the car.

When officers tried to grab the man, later identified as Jemial Askew, police say he accelerated and dragged the officer a short distance.

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