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Officer dragged while trying to turn off suspect’s car

June 11, 2019

AMORY, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a Mississippi police officer was dragged a short distance by a driver who took off from a driveway.

News outlets report the Amory officer was responding to a complaint about the car parked on private property Tuesday.

WTVA-TV reports the driver, Matthew Crump, sped away and dragged officer Matt Flippo as he tried to turn off the car’s ignition. Other officers chased the car and arrested Crump.

Amory Police Chief Ronnie Bowen says Flippo has been treated and released from a local hospital.

Crump faces charges of felony fleeing and aggravated assault on a police officer.

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