The Paulding County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a man wanted in connection with the hit-and-run of a 15-year-old boy.
Authorities say Diante Andre Rosado, 17, got into a fight with the teen at the Twelve Oaks subdivision located off Hope Drive on July 1.
According to a police report, the 15-year-old said that the two fought because he believed that Rosado had broken into his home several weeks ago.
Witnesses tell police once the fight was over, Rosado got into a green Ford F-150 and ran over the victim.
"The 15-year-old, I guess got the better of him, so he hit him with the car," said Jarek Carlson, who said he witnessed the assault.
At first investigators thought Rosado was still in the metro area. They now think he's heading north with his mother, trying to get out of the country through Buffalo, New York. Law enforcement all over the east coast has been put on lookout.
The victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Jacob Sewell, who witnessed with attack, said the victim suffered a fractured bone in his foot and several broken toes. He is now on crutches, said Sewell.
Rosado is facing charges of aggravated assault, say police. They describe Rosado as a black male, 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds. He faces felony aggravated assault charges.
Authorities believe Rosado and his mother are in a black 2011 Toyota Highlander with a license plate tag of "BRL 9860."
Anyone with information on Rosado is urged to call the Paulding County Sheriff's Office at 770-443-3010.