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Tuscaloosa PD: Man charged with attempted murder after dragging officer with his car

(abc3340.com)

A 28-year-old is facing two counts of attempted murder after police say he dragged an officer and passenger with his car.

Tuscaloosa Police say this happened around 11 p.m. at Snow Hinton Park as two officers were checking a vehicle for criminal activity.

The suspect, Demetrium Denzel Horton, was being handcuffed when police say he resisted, jumped back in his car and drove. A passenger and one officer were dragged with the car as it drove about 20 yards. The suspect was hit the backup officer and a patrol unit while trying to get away.

The other officer opened fire on the suspect's car, but he got away. Horton was later contacted by a deputy in the area and agreed to turn himself in.

He faces two counts of attempted murder, one count of 2nd degree assault, one count of 3rd degree escape and leaving the scene of an accident. Horton is being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on $156,000 bond.

Both officers and the passenger were taken to a local hospital for treatment and released.


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