Dump and Run Suspect Still on the Lam

A suspect believed to have intentionally rammed a dump truck into an occupied residence Wednesday afternoon continues to elude capture, Campbell County Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said Thursday morning.

Shortly before 3:15 p.m. Jan. 20, the suspect reportedly drove the dump truck into a trailer house on Hannum Road, reversed, and struck the trailer again, Reynolds said.

A 55-year-old male and a 52-year-old female were in the trailer house during the incident but were not injured.

A 1997 Ford F-250 that had been parked outside the residence prior to the incident had also been struck and pushed into the trailer house. The force of the impact totaled the pickup and shoved the trailer house back six feet, Reynolds said.

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The dump truck also collided with a parked 1992 GMC Sierra, causing around $5,000 in damage, according to the incident report.

An exact value of the damage to the trailer house was unclear at the time of the report, but the damage was great enough that the 55-year-old male and 52-year-old female were not permitted to stay there due to structural safety concerns, Reynolds noted.

The dump truck was running when deputies arrived on scene, but the driver fled the area on foot. As of Thursday morning, the identity of the suspect is unknown and deputies were still looking for him, according to Reynolds.