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Authorities locate man who allegedly dragged trooper with vehicle in Youngstown on Thursday

Jamel Patton allegedly dragged the trooper a mile
Posted at 1:37 PM, Jul 13, 2018

A man who dragged a trooper for about one mile in a vehicle after a traffic stop in Youngstown Thursday night has been located and is in custody, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

At about 11:25 p.m., a state trooper initiated a traffic stop on Glenn Oak Drive, according to a Facebook post from the OSHP. The suspect began to drive off while the trooper was next to the vehicle, dragging the trooper along. Another trooper pursued the vehicle as it dragged the trooper for one mile before the suspect stopped and he was able to break free, authorities said.

The trooper sustained non-life-threatening injuries to his shoulder and back and was later taken to Mercy Health St. Elizabeth hospital.

The suspect was identified by authorities as 22-year-old Jamel Robert Patton. A warrant was issued for his arrest. He was charged with felonious assault, fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest.

Patton was located and taken into custody shortly after a "Be On the Lookout" notice was issued for him, authorities said.