WATAUGA, CO, NC - The Watauga County Sheriff's Office is looking for three men they say ran over a teenager with a truck.

Officers tell us a 17-year-old was walking near Vannoy Lane when three men drove up behind him in a truck and grabbed his backpack.

We're told the teen jumped into the back of the truck to retrieve it, that’s when the men started to assault him.

The teen tried to grab one of the suspects as the truck was driving away, but was dragged until he lost his grip

Officers say the truck then ran the teen over. He was taken to the hospital.

The suspects are described as two Hispanic men and one black man.

If you have any information you are asked to call The Watauga County Sheriff's Office at 828-264-3761