Suspect tries to flee Biloxi crime scene, hits officer with vehicle

A Gulfport man who tried to flee a crime scene is charged with assault on a police officer when he hit a Biloxi cop while leaving the scene.

Capt. Brian Dykes said in a press release that Eric Finnell Hardy, 52, is charged in the incident.

Biloxi officers responded to a call of shoplifting and tried to arrest Hardy. During the arrest, Hardy tried to flee, and an officer’s foot and ankle were caught under Hardy’s vehicle.

Hardy was taken to Harrison County jail and held in lieu of a $50,000 bond set by Justice Judge Albert Fountain.

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