Evans woman arrested after police say she dragged officer 30 feet by car
A 47-year-old Evans woman was jailed Monday morning after dragging a police officer attempting to contact her vehicle.
Greeley police arrested Michelle Florez-Gutierrez, after police were called round 7:15 a.m. to the Walmart at 47th Avenue and 10th Street on report of a theft in progress.
Police positioned themselves outside the store when the suspect ran out toward a vehicle that was waiting for him, according to a news release.
The release said the driver, later identified as Florez-Gutierrez, began to accelerate as an officer seized the suspect. The release said the car then drug the officer about 30 feet before he fell.
The vehicle then sped off. A third person involved in the incident later told police the names of the suspects he was with, the release stated, and Florez-Gutierrez was arrested later in the morning.
Florez-Gutierrez was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault on a police officer and attempt to influence a police officer, both felonies. She also was driving on a revoked license, the release stated.
She is being held without bond and will appear in a video advisement at 1 p.m. today to set the case further.
The man who ran from the store has been identified and a warrant for his arrest will be issued.
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