Kenneth Barnett

Kenneth Barnett (Source: APD)

ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) – Asheville police are searching for a man they say is wanted out of Greenville County for attempted murder after he is accused of running on foot from the scene of a crash in Asheville Thursday night after a police chase.

Police said Kenneth Benjamin Barnett is wanted and should be considered armed and dangerous.

The chase began in Haywood County and ended in a crash on Smokey Park Highway.

Police said Barnett ran off on foot and has not yet been found.

Barnett is 32, 5'6" tall, and weighs approximately 165 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He has a distinct spider web tattoo across the front of his neck, police said.

Greenville County deputies said Barnett was charged with attempted murder after a recent stabbing in the Travelers Rest area earlier this week.

Anyone who sees Barnett is asked to use extreme caution and contact 9-1-1 immediately.

Anyone with information can also call the Asheville Police Department at (828) 252-1110, Buncombe County Sheriff's Office at (828) 250-6670, or Asheville-Buncombe Crime Stoppers at (828) 255-5050.

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