UPDATE: Suspect arrested after allegedly dragging officer during stop

3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago Monday, April 29 2019 Apr 29, 2019 Monday, April 29, 2019 2:58:00 PM CDT April 29, 2019 in News
By: Sydney Kalich, Charles Nichelson & Connor Snelson, KOMU 8 Digital Producers

MEXICO - The Audrain County Sheriff's Office said a suspect has been arrested in Boone County after allegedly dragging an officer with his car following a traffic stop.

The suspect, Trevor Bryan Pepper, was wanted for a felony arrest warrant charge, distribution of a controlled substance near schools, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested by Columbia police for resisting arrest.

According to authorities, Pepper dragged a Mexico police officer two blocks when he tried to remove Pepper from his car. 

Officers pulled over the vehicle and discovered Pepper had a warrant out for his arrest in Audrain County.

When police tried to take the man into custody, he reportedly drove away with one officer still partially in the vehicle. While the officer was being dragged his gun went off. He then fell from the car and the suspect sped off.

The injured officer was taken to the hospital where he was treated for minor injuries. 

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