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Police seek assault suspect

Suffolk Police are seeking the public’s assistance locating a man wanted on charges of aggravated malicious wounding and grand larceny.

Natea Novaza Drafts Jr. is sought in relation to the charges, according to a city press release.

The incident was reported in the 500 block of Second Avenue on Monday. An adult male victim was assaulted when he tried to retrieve his vehicle back from the offender, who then fled with the vehicle, the press release stated.

The vehicle is a tan 2000 Toyota Camry with Virginia tags UVU-1014, with aftermarket wheels.

Drafts is known to travel frequently between Suffolk and North Carolina, the release stated.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Tipsters can also submit tips by going to www.p3tips.com or by visiting the Suffolk Police Department website at www.suffolkva.us/spd and looking for the Suffolk Crime Line link. Tipsters never have to give their names or appear in court and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.