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EPD says man hit UE security officer with car while fleeing campus

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George Greenwell III, 34. (Source: Evansville Police Dept.) George Greenwell III, 34. (Source: Evansville Police Dept.)

Evansville Police say they arrested 34-year-old George Greenwell III after he struck a University of Evansville security officer with his car.

EPD says a U of E security officer was checking Greenwell for suspicious behavior inside the University Center. Greenwell made his way to the parking area as the security officer followed him.

Evansville Police say they were called due to Greenwell's suspicious behavior.

EPD says prior to officers arriving, Greenwell got into his car and fled the scene. As he tried to exit the parking lot, police say he struck the security officer with his car. The security officer landed on the hood and Greenwell drove about 200 yards before abruptly stopping. The security officer fell off the car and was injured when he landed on the pavement. Police say Greenwell backed up, drove around the security officer, and left the scene.

Police say campus security officers were able to identify Greenwell from the drivers license he had given the security officer and gave EPD officers his name.

Greenwell was located at his home and was taken into custody. He was arrested for Criminal Recklessness CL-D Felony. 

No word on the condition of the security officer.

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