Man accused of slapping disabled man on the run

Posted at 11:52 AM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 18:56:41-05

The man who allegedly struck a disabled man in the face has reportedly fled from police and is now being sought by officers.

Myquan Pringle, 22, is accused of hitting Billy, a well-known Niagara Falls resident with mental and physical disabilities. The video was posted to Facebook last month.

Niagara Falls Police says the District Attorney’s Office has been working with Pringle’s attorney for the past several days to have Pringle surrender to authorities.

But when that didn’t happen, an arrest warrant was issued for endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person. Police believe Billy was targeted "due to his limited ability to communicate clearly with responding officers when police are called." Though the police were not called to this incident, they say Billy has been victimized several times in the past.

Police say when they went to arrest Pringle at his apartment on 5th Street in Niagara Falls, he fled out the rear. As a result, he’s now also facing charges of resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration.

Pringle is described as black, 5’6” tall and 145 pounds.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, call 716-286-4711.




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