A search is underway for a man who Bristol, Virginia police say got away after hitting two officers who were trying to arrest him.

We're told the officers went to the state probation office on Mary Street to arrest Stevenson Harrison on shoplifting and failure to register as a sex offender warrants.

Police say when they tried to arrest him, Harrison struggled and hit both before running off.

We're told Stevenson Harrison is 5-feet, 6-inches tall, and weighs 175 pounds.

If you know where he is, call Bristol, Virginia police at 276-645-7400.