Driver Accused Of Assaulting WFU Campus Police, Then Hit-And-Run: Police

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Winston-Salem Police say a man is accused of using his car to assault two Wake Forest University campus police officers, then crashing with another vehicle, and running away from the scene. 

The crash happened at Polo Road and Reynolda Road on Tuesday around 4 p.m. 

According to the police report, Thomas Gillespie Eshelman III is accused of crashing his green Honda car with a Dodge mini-van, and running away from the accident. 

Officers say they found out from Wake Forest University Police that the green Honda had just been involved in a previous incident. 

Police believe Eshelman used his car to assault two campus officers during an on-campus investigation. 

Winston-Salem Police found Eshelman at his home and had to call in a special team to make contact with him. Officers arrested him without incident. 

Mr. Eshelman was treated at a local hospital for his injuries from the crash. The two passengers in the Dodge mini-van were treated for minor injuries. 

No Wake Forest Campus Police Officers needed medical attention. 

Police say Eshelman is charged with 2 counts of Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon on Campus Police, Misdemeanor Assault of a Government Employee, Hit and Run, and Aggressive Driving. 

Police are looking for information on both the hit-and-run and the incident on campus. Call Winston-Salem Police at 336-773-7700 or Wake Forest Campus Police Department at 336-758-5591 if you know something. 

 

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