(Photo courtesy of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office)
A Mississippi man is in custody after he dragged a Louisiana police officer with his truck and tried to run over another.
51-year-old Robert Myers of Picayune was attempting to steal power tools from a Slidell Walmart. When he was approached outside of the store by two officers, he fled, dragging one officer and nearly hitting another. Myers drove to Mississippi, crashed his truck, and was apprehended by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
Myers faces several charges including third offense theft, which is a felony; aggravated flight from an officer; aggravated battery of a police officer; aggravated assault with a motor vehicle upon a peace officer; no insurance; and driving with a suspended license.
Myers is being held in the Hancock County jail and will be extradited back to Louisiana to face the charges. The officers were not injured.