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Ohio man arrested as suspect in dragging of deputy along road

Published: Sun, April 8, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m.

Ohio man arrested as suspect in dragging of deputy along road

Associated Press


Authorities have arrested a man suspected of briefly dragging a law enforcement officer along a road while driving away during a traffic stop in northern Ohio.

The News Journal reports the 37-year-old suspect was arrested Saturday at a Mansfield home. He remained in jail Sunday on a felony charge of assaulting a peace officer.

Richland County sheriff’s Sgt. Mike Viars had stopped the man Friday. Viars said he tried to reach inside the vehicle to turn it off when the driver became impatient and started to drive away. Viars said he lost his footing and was dragged a few feet, leaving him scraped but not seriously hurt.

Police said the suspect later crashed and fled on foot.

Jail records did not have information on an attorney for the suspect.


1peggygurney(404 comments)posted 3 years ago

oohhhh he's in trouble!

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2whitesabbath(738 comments)posted 3 years ago

kind of like your good buddy

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3Lifes2Short(3879 comments)posted 3 years ago

Hmmm reminds me of a little punk at that bar last year... Cory I think his name was. Same situation and I remember how his little buddies sticking up for the idiot and bad mouthing the cop (Chase?) like it was his fault. Mansfield Police charge this loser with a felony charge of assaulting a peace officer and Cory got a slap on the wrist. Amazing.

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