The Moline Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating an East Moline man who they say assaulted an officer Friday morning.

Austin D. Clenney, 20, is wanted on a $75,000 warrant for aggravated battery to a peace officer and aggravated assault, both felonies.

Around 8:30 a.m., police were called to check on a suspicious vehicle in the 1800 block of 18th Avenue A, Moline.

The first responding officer made contact with two men at the vehicle and a struggle ensued with the driver, Clenney, Detective Michael Griffin said.

The officer and Clenney went to the ground and the officer was injured during the struggle, Griffin said.

The officer was transported to a local hospital for treatment of a serious injury and has since been release, Griffin said.

Clenney was able to break free and get to his vehicle, a silver 2010 Honda Sedan with Illinois registration Z660134. He then fled the area.

His passenger, Mario Pena, 20, of East Moline, fled on foot but was arrested after a foot pursuit.

He had a warrant for mob action out of Waukegan, Illinois, and is in custody at the Rock Island County Jail.

Neither Clenney nor his vehicle has been located as of 1:30 p.m. Friday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Moline Police Criminal Investigation Division at 309-524-2140 or Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities at 309-762-9500.

In July, Clenney was sentenced to 30 months of conditional discharge after pleading guilty to unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a Class 4 felony, in Rock Island County Circuit Court.

In April, he was sentenced to 24 months of conditional discharge after pleading guilty to unlawful use of weapons, a Class 4 felony.

Quad-City Times​