Thursday, September 3, 2009

Suspect wanted for hitting officer with motorcycle

Police are looking for this man, 25-year-old Franklin T. Atwell. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall with brown hair and green eyes. He was last known to be staying in the Gardner or Spring Hill, Kan., area. His parents live in Cleveland, Mo.

Atwell is wanted for assault on a law enforcement officer. On July 9, a group of motorcyclists was loitering at the Quik Trip at 9640 North Oak Trafficway. An officer asked them to disperse, and when they did not, he started asking to look at the bikers' identifications. When he approached one, the man tried to drive away. The officer tried to grab his arm when a second motorcyclist struck the officer from behind and knocked him over. The officer suffered minor injuries.

If you know the whereabouts of Franklin Atwell, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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