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2 Arrested After Massachusetts State Trooper Dragged by Vehicle

The incident occurred around 12:25 p.m. on Chase Avenue

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    2 Charged in Dragging of State Trooper in Webster

    Two people were arrested after a Massachusetts State Police trooper was dragged in Webster, Massachusetts.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 17, 2018)

    Two people have been arrested after a Massachusetts State Police trooper was dragged by a vehicle in Webster Friday.

    Police say the trooper stopped a Honda Pilot driven by 27-year-old Cory Peterson, with 40-year-old Jessica Crutchley as a passenger, around 12:25 p.m. in the area of Chase Avenue. When the trooper was on foot, the SUV sped up and dragged him a short distance.

    The trooper was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. State police announced around 5:30 p.m. that he had been released.

    Peterson and Crutchley fled on Chase Avenue toward Dudley, where they both live.

    After hours of searching, the SUV was found on South Street in Fitchburg around 5:10 p.m. Crutchley was found inside the vehicle and taken into custody, while state police set up a perimeter and searched for Peterson.

    Just after 6 p.m., police say Peterson was found hiding under the deck of a home about a block away.

    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 commiting 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, which are expected Monday. It was not immediately clear if they had attorneys.

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