Two Dudley, Massachusetts residents accused of dragging a state trooper with an SUV and then taking off are expected to face a judge Monday.
A state police trooper had stopped 27-year-old Cory Peterson of Dudley on Chase Avenue in Webster around midday Friday.
While the trooper was outside the Honda Pilot that Peterson was driving, police say Peterson took off, dragging the trooper a short distance and injuring him.
"I was shocked when I heard it, my neighbor just told me," one woman who lives near the scene told NBC10 Boston. "You know you just don’t run over a police officer or anybody else for that matter."
The trooper, based out of the Sturbridge barracks, was treated and released from the hospital. The trooper's name has not been released.
Peterson and his passenger who owns the SUV – 40-year-old Jessica Crutchley, also of Dudley – were tracked down about five hours later on South Street in Fitchburg.
Crutchley was arrested in the SUV on an outstanding warrant and is scheduled to be arraigned in East Brookfield District Court Monday.
Peterson fled the vehicle and was found an hour later hiding under a neighbor’s porch.
Peterson faces charges of assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault on a police officer, possession of a weapon while committing a felony, resisting arrest, failure to stop and giving a false name. He also had three outstanding default warrants on charges of larceny over $250, resisting arrest and breaking and entering.
Crutchley also had an outstanding warrant for a probation violation from East Brookfield District Court.
Both suspects are being held without bail until their arraignments. It is unclear if they have attorneys.