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Man shot by law enforcement sentenced after dragging officer

November 9, 2018

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man who was shot by police after he dragged an officer with his vehicle has been sentenced to three to 10 years in prison.

The Herald-Dispatch reports Daymon Matthew Everage of Emmalena, Kentucky, was sentenced Thursday after previously pleading guilty to charges that included assault on a police officer.

Police responded to a possible overdose call in Huntington May 31. A criminal complaint says Everage ran to his vehicle, despite officers’ orders to stop. He allegedly attempted to flee in the vehicle, dragging Officer R. Kern and striking a parked car. The complaint says officers fired, with at least one of the shots striking Everage as he continued to flee in the vehicle.

Everage was taken into custody and several officers were taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

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