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Officer dragged behind fleeing vehicle
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A Shelbyville man faces felony assault charges after he tried to flee the scene of a traffic stop, dragging the officer with his vehicle as he tried to speed away.The driver, Charles T. Grizzle, 26, is charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, evading arrest, possession of meth and drug paraphernalia, and introduction of drugs into the county jail.McMinnville Police Sgt. Justin Shrum was treated at River Park Hospital for injuries to his knee and wrist.The drama began just before dawn when Shrum pulled over Grizzle’s Dodge Caravan on North Chancery Street for a minor moving violation.“He had an improperly displayed tag,” Shrum said, noting something didn’t sit right when he made contact with the driver. “He was acting nervous.”Shrum soon found out Grizzle was on probation in drug court. The officer then asked to search the vehicle but was denied with the suspect claiming he had no drugs in his possession.

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