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Man accused in hit-and-run of Memphis officer taken back into custody

A Memphis man accused of striking a Memphis Police motorcycle officer with his car was taken back into custody after he failed to appear in court Friday morning.

Avenamar Perez, 21, is accused of hitting Lt. Gregory Quinn near the intersection of Lamar and Democrat Thursday morning.  After striking Quinn's motorcycle, Perez left the scene of the accident.  He was followed by witnesses until police were able to apprehend him on Bill Morris Parkway.

Late Thursday, police charged Perez with disregarding a red light, leaving the scene of an accident involving an injury, driving without a license, and driving an unregistered vehicle.

Perez posted $100 bond and was scheduled to appear in court Friday morning.  When he failed to appear, a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Friday afternoon, Perez was located at his home in the 2500 block of Ketchum and taken into custody.

Quinn received minor injuries in the incident.  He was treated at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis and was later released.

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