Sullivan Man Charged After Dragging Officer During Sunday Night Traffic Stop
A 32-year-old Sullivan man has been charged in Franklin County for second-degree assault (special victim) and resisting arrest following an incident Sunday, March 10 at 10:53 p.m.
According to Sullivan Police Lt. Patrick Johnson, the incident began when a Sullivan Police officer initiated a traffic stop in the area of East Vine and South Church Street.
As the officer approached he observed the driver conducting suspicious movements while seated in the vehicle, at which time the officer ordered him to exit.
The driver, Jared Brand, refused to comply with the officer’s requests, according to Johnson, and then indicated he may flee.
“The officer attempted to remove the driver and a struggle ensued,” said Johnson. “The officer found himself nearly inside the front seat area of the car when the driver accelerated. The vehicle’s door was open, the the officers leg was dragged on the street.”
Read more on this story in the March 13 issue of the Independent News.