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Police: Man arrested for dragging officer with car

Posted at 10:14 PM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 23:14:51-05

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana man has been arrested and accused of dragging a police officer with his vehicle during a traffic stop, authorities said.

Jamon Evans, 24, was arrested Thursday and charged with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer, resisting arrest, hate crimes, and possession of schedule II drugs, The Advocate reported.

Baton Rouge police pulled Evans over because of his dark window tints, an arrest affidavit said. During the traffic stop, the officer learned Evans had an active arrest warrant from the Fulton County Sheriff's Office in Georgia for burglary and theft.

The officer tried to take Evans into custody but Evans resisted, the affidavit said. The officer took Evans to the ground but Evans maneuvered back into the driver's seat and drove off, dragging the officer about 20 feet (6 meters), the affidavit said.

Evans eventually stopped and was taken into custody. Officers found two grams of crystal meth inside Evan's car along with drug paraphernalia. No injuries were reported. Evans was taken to East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

It's unclear whether Evans had an attorney who can comment on his behalf.