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SPPD needs help finding man who injured officer

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Donald Callaway's booking photo from October 2012. Donald Callaway's booking photo from October 2012.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) -

St. Petersburg Police ask for public help searching for Adrian Maurice Lovett, 20, of St. Petersburg, who they say, injured officer Monday during hit and run on Coquina Key. 

SPPD officers were securing a scene of an accident at the intersection of Neptune Drive and Beach Drive South East.  One car got through the block. The officers stopped the silver four-door sedan and asked two men in the car out. According to the police report, there was a strong smell of marijuana in the car. The passenger got out of the car, the driver, Adrian Maurice Lovett, refused and fled the scene.

While Lovett was driving off, he hit Officer Brian Prest and two other officers with open car door and smashed into parked fire truck.

Detectives are looking for Lovett, who is six feet and two inches, 130 pounds, with a tattoo on his left forearm that says "Hardtime" and tattoos of two tombstones, one saying "RIP Mercedes" and the other saying "RIP Randy" on his right forearm, according to the police report.

The passenger of the car Donald Callaway, 26, of St Petersburg, was arrested at the scene. He is charged with possession of marijuana, according to Pinellas County Sheriff's Office arrest records.

Officer Brian Prest, 41, a sworn officer since 2009, went to hospital for examination. The other two injured officers, Scott Kirpan, 30 and Timothy Reyes, 29, were examined at the scene by paramedics and didn't seem to be hurt. Prest was treated for mild concussion and released from hospital Tuesday morning, according to the police report.

If you have any information, please call the non-emergency number at 727-893-7780, Text-A-Tip to 727-420-8911 or leave a confidential tip at 727-892-5000.

 

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