Cops: Suspect wanted after trying to run over man during argument in Covington

Authorities are searching for a man accused of trying to run over and kill someone during an argument in Covington.

Leo Sandreko Burroughs, 40, is wanted on aggravated assault and terroristic threats charges in connection with the June 21 incident, Covington police said. The incident took place at a Shell gas station off Alcovy Road.

When police arrived that day, the victim told them he got into an argument with Burroughs while making a purchase at the gas station, according to a police report. The man said Burroughs shouted at him that, “If you wasn’t in my homeboy’s store, I’d kill your ass.”

Soon after, Burroughs got into his car and drove toward the victim, nearly running him over, according to the report. The victim was able to push off of the hood and get out of the way, but he was clipped by the car in the process.

Surveillance video from the store, which was not made public, showed the two men talking before the victim went into the convenience store, the report said. When he came out, he walked toward Burroughs’ car.

That’s when police said Burroughs is seen accelerating toward the victim, forcing the man to jump out of the way.

Leo Sandreko Burroughs is wanted for Terroristic threats and aggravated assault. If you have any information about his...

Posted by Covington (Ga.) Police Department on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Anyone with information on the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to contact police at 678-625-5562 or travis.pierce@covingtonpolice.com.

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