Suspect in NC stole police car, dragged officer then fled, officials say

Suspect in NC stole police car, dragged officer then fled, officials say

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — (AP) — A male suspect is facing numerous charges after Fayetteville police said he stole a police vehicle, dragging an officer behind it, struck an EMS worker and then fled the scene.

Police said in a news release that the incident started Sunday morning when police officers were dispatched with EMS units for a medical call and encountered the suspect, who was “agitated” and uncooperative.

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Police said after the suspect took off with the vehicle, he led them on a chase that ended when he crashed into a ditch.

He was taken to a hospital, as was the officer. 

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