COLUMBIA — Police were searching for a man wanted on two felony warrants.
A Columbia police officer patrolling the area of Fir Place near Interstate 70 on Thursday afternoon recognized the man and pursued him, said Sgt. Jill Schlude, spokeswoman for the Columbia Police Department.
Officers set up a perimeter and searched for the suspect in a nearby wooded area and construction site, but were unable to locate him.
The man is believed to be armed and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and black shorts. He was wearing his hair in the style of short braids close to his head, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department.
Rashad Washington was wanted by the police and was issued two felony warrants for parole violation and cocaine sales.
The police have asked anyone with information that could lead to the suspect's arrest to call Crime Stoppers at 573-875-8477 or access their website, 875tips.com.
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