Man accused of dragging 2 NC officers during traffic stop


Joseph Mederious Craveiro

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A man was arrested after authorities said he drove off during a traffic stop, dragging two North Carolina police officers.

WTVD reported that the suspect was pulled over outside of a gas station in Raleigh on Friday night.

Police said they were investigating a vehicle that did not have a license plate displayed and they saw drug paraphernalia.

Authorities said the suspect was asked to step out of the car, but instead began to drive away, dragging the two officers a short distance. No serious injuries were reported.

Police later arrested 62-year-old Joseph Mederious Craveiro. He has been charged with with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count each of possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing to elude arrest, and resisting, delaying or obstructing a law enforcement officer.

The suspect was placed in the Wake County Detention Center.

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