Officer Milton Deleon responded to a report of a careless and reckless driver in the 800 block of Lillington Highway at about 8:40 p.m. Authorities said Deleon pulled over the vehicle and began speaking to
the driver, 24-year-old Melanie Wensel, of Spring Lake. Wensel then
fled from the traffic stop, hitting the officer with the vehicle.
Captain Charles Kimble said Deleon was struck in his lower extremities but it is not clear if Wensel was aiming for the officer.eleon fired his service weapon, striking Wensel as she fled, police
said. Wensel's daughter, who was sitting in the seat behind Wensel, was
not injured. She was turned over to her father.