Authorities search for a poacher who tried to run over a wildlife officer

Authorities in Lee County are looking for a man who they say intentionally tried to run over a wildlife officer.

The man was poaching early Saturday morning when he shot a deer decoy, according to Keith Stephens, Arkansas Game and Fish spokesperson. A wildlife officer says when he tried to approach the poacher, the poacher attempted to run over him.

Stephens said the wildlife officer opened fire, but the man drove off into the woods. The wildlife officer does not think he hit the man.

Authorities are searching for the poacher and are looking to press charges when they find him.