Evans woman arrested after police say she dragged officer 30 feet by car | SummitDaily.com

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.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User