APD still seeks ‘person of interest’



ALBANY — Police continue to look for a person of interest in connection with a speeding and reckless driving incident that took place last week.

David Irvin Harper is being sought for questioning in a case involving a motorist who reportedly attempted to ram an Albany police car while fleeing from authorities.

At 1:30 a.m. on Feb. 7, an Albany Police Department officer was attempting to conduct a traffic stop on a reckless driver traveling in a 1997 Cadillac Eldorado on the 900 block of West Oglethorpe Boulevard, according to initial reports.

The driver disregarded the police officer’s blue lights and siren, and pursuit took place. During the pursuit, the driver attempted to ram the police car on three separate occasions and finally wrecked on the 2400 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, reports indicate.

After the wreck, the driver and passenger of the Cadillac Eldorado reportedly fled the scene on foot.

Harper is a black male who is 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighs 191 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and black pants.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the APD’s criminal investigation bureau at (229) 431-3288. Those who prefer to provide information anonymously may call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS.