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New details on officer-involved hit and run

PRINCETON (WVVA) — New details have been released regarding a hit-and-run in Princeton.

West Virginia State Police say the involved pedestrian was an off-duty member of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department who had witnessed a crime being committed.

According to statements from the victim and witnesses, the deputy identified himself as a police officer and attempted to address the drug-related infraction. The suspect attempted to drive away, dragging the officer and eventually running over his arm and leg.

The suspect vehicle was later located and the driver was questioned about his possible involvement. It was later determined the current driver was not the driver at the time of the incident.

Information obtained from the stop provided the identity of the original driver. Arrest warrants has been issued for Robert Leon Gravely Jr. of Bluefield, WV. The warrants are for several charges including Malicious Assault of a police officer.

The unnamed deputy was transported to Princeton Community Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and later released.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Robert Gravely is encouraged to contact their local police agency.

——————————————————————————————————————————————————ORIGINAL STORY:

Princeton, W. Va. (WVVA) – A hit and run that occurred at around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at a gas station in Princeton is actively under investigation.

A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle, believed by officers to be identified as a blue Toyota Camry. The vehicle then fled the scene on Athens Road.

West Virginia State Police- Princeton Detachment is investigating the scene.

WVVA Staff

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