Two Suspects on the Loose After Injuring Greenwood Police Officer
Early Sunday (6/4/23) evening, Sgt. Shaul with the Greenwood Police Department conducted a traffic stop on U.S. Hwy. 79. The driver identified himself with a driver's license as Preston Burns. Burns was taken into custody after several warrants were found for his arrest. Sgt. Shaul was standing at the rear of his patrol car talking with Burns and a passenger about what was going to happen.
Burns ran into Sgt. Shaul and fled. As Sgt. Shaul was chasing Burns, Sgt. Shaul reached out to grab Burns and fell severely injuring his shoulder. Burns got the handcuffs in front of him and sped away in the car with Sgt. Shaul still lying on the ground. Burns' unidentified passenger helped Sgt. Shaul to his feet and then left the scene.
Obviously, Burns is facing several more charges and we would like to identify the passenger that Burns kept calling "Rueben."
Please, contact the Greenwood Police Department with any information or if you know the whereabouts of Burns contact your local law enforcement agency.