Officer Thrown from Car During Arrest Attempt

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(Memphis)  A Memphis police officer is out of the hospital after being thrown from a car while trying to make an arrest.

It all started around 2:45 Sunday morning  at 1906 Willow Wood.

Police were on the scene taking a report about a stolen purse. A woman told officers the father of her children took her purse after leaving the home.

While police were still at the house, the suspect, 27-year old Irvin Guy, drove up in his car. Officers approached him while his car was still running.

One of the officers went to the driver’s side of the car and asked the Guy to get out.

He opened the door as if he was going to exit the vehicle.

After refusing to get out, officers tried to remove him from the car.

Police say that’s when the man put the car in reverse at a high rate of speed with one of the officers trapped between the driver’s side door and the frame of the car.

The officer held onto the door to keep from falling off.

Investigators say the driver then hit several things, throwing the officer from the car onto a sidewalk.

The suspect ran into a wooded area. Police used search dogs and a helicopter, but he was not located.

Irvin Guy has five active misdemeanor warrants. If you know where police could find him, call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.