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Philly PD IDs Olney Hit-and-Run Suspect

Philadelphia and local authorities are searching for 27-year-old Christopher Stegall of Middleton Place in West Norriton in connection with last night's hit-and-run assault of a Philadelphia police officer in Olney.

Philly PD IDs Olney Hit-and-Run Suspect

Norristown Patch has learned, and Philadelphia police have confirmed that authorities are searching for 27-year-old Christopher M. Stegall, of 207 Middleton Place in West Norriton.

Stegall is wanted for allegedly injuring a Philadelphia police officer last night after a routine traffic stop resulted in Stegall dragging the officer with his 2011 black Ford F150 for a full city block. The officer was taken to the hospital with a broken ankle and related injuries.

Authorities have not released a photo of the suspect, but describe him as a 27-year-old black male with a light complexion. Stegall is reportedly 6’2” tall and weighs 170 lbs. He is also reportedly covered in tattoos on his chest, shoulders, arms and lower back. Stegall was last seen wearing a white tank top and dark-colored cargo shorts.

The 21-year-old Bryn Mawr women who allegedly transported Stegall from Philadelphia to his home in West Norriton Tuesday night is reportedly being questioned by Philadelphia police. No word on whether she will face charges in Philadelphia, but West Norriton Police Chief Robert Adams confirmed she is not being charged of a crime in West Norriton. 

Philadelphia police are reportedly in our area searching for Stegall at this time.

Anyone with information about the suspect should contact the  at 610-270-0977 or  at 610-630-1701.

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