- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Police in the Savannah area are searching for a man they say dragged an officer with his patrol car and almost ran over the lawman.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police say the officer had responded to a shoplifting call at a Savannah convenience store Saturday night when he confronted a suspect.

Police say the 23-year-old suspect entered the patrol car and sped away while the officer’s arm was trapped between the seat and seatbelt of the vehicle.

Police say the officer was able to free himself from the moving car, and then had to roll away from it to avoid being struck by its rear wheel. He was treated for minor injuries.

Police say they’ve identified the suspect, who is being sought on a charge of aggravated assault on a police officer.

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