Morgantown police are looking for suspect who fled from them

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MORGANTOWN, Ky. (WBKO) - Morgantown police are looking for Richard Smith after he fled from them Thursday night.

Chief Giles Taylor says they were looking for Smith because he had a felony warrant out on him.

He says an officer found Smith in a car and leaned into the car to talk to him, but Smith drove off causing the officer's weapon to fire.

Police say after driving a short distance, Smith ran from the car and they're still looking for him.

He is now facing charges of wanton endangerment of a police officer and fleeing and evading police.

The officer was put on administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

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