Marysville officer dragged by suspect’s car in arrest scuffle

MARYSVILLE — A Marysville police officer was injured early Monday, when a man fought him as he resisted arrest and then dragged the officer with his car as he tried to escape, according to police.

The officer stopped the driver at 4:20 a.m. in the 1000 block of Alder Avenue. He noticed what looked like drug paraphernalia in the car. So the officer tried to arrest him. They fought at the open car door, and the man jumped back in the driver’s seat, police said.

The car reversed, dragging the officer on the road. The car collided with the police cruiser of a second officer who had arrived to help. Then the car crashed into another parked unoccupied car nearby. Other officers arrived at the scene. Police shot the man with an electronic stun gun as they tried to arrest him.

The injured officer, 30, suffered a broken finger, a bruised hip and road rash. He has worked for the Marysville police for three years. He will likely stay home from work for at least a few days, said Sgt. Pete Shove.

Both men were treated and released at an Everett hospital.

Charges against the driver, 36, are pending.

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