Man Wanted, Accused of Trying to Hit Officers With Car

Sumter, SC (WLTX) - Sumter police are looking for a man they said got away after nearly hitting two police officers with a car.

Police want to find Shaquille Morique Leneau, 22, of Sumter. He is wanted on two counts of attempted murder.

Police were responding to a reported break-in after 10 p.m. Tuesday at Jehovah Missionary Baptist Church on Harvin Street when they spotted a suspicious vehicle near the church on Brand Street.

Police say the driver backed into one patrol car as the officer was standing inside its door. According to officers, the suspect then accelerated forward toward another officer, who had to jump out of the way.

A chase down Brand Street ended with the vehicle being found parked in front of a home on Red & White Street. Police were later able to identify Leneau as the driver.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC, or e-mail a tip in to You can also text information in by texting "TIPSC" plus your message to CRIMES (274637). Either way you choose, your identity will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible for a cash reward.


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