Suspect arrested, accused of dragging Mass. state trooper during traffic stop
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE)- Massachusetts State Police have arrested a man accused of dragging a state trooper during a traffic stop in Taunton Tuesday night.
Police announced today that the suspect, 32-year-old Claude Remy of Dorchester, Massachusetts, surrendered himself to police custody after an investigation led them to an address in Framingham.
According to police, a trooper approached Remy’s pickup truck after he pulled into a gas station in Taunton.
A struggle ensued, and police said Remy drove off with the trooper clinging to the truck. The trooper struck the pavement while the vehicle escaped, heading northbound.
A resident of Berkeley, Masschusetts called police shortly after, describing a suspicious vehicle that was later confirmed to be the suspect’s.
The tipster said a man had abandoned the truck in a neighbor’s parking lot before fleeing into in a sedan.
An overnight investigation ultimately brought troopers to the address in Framingham.
Remy is now charged with Attempted Murder, Assault and Battery with Dangerous Weapon, Assault and Battery on Police Officer, and Assault With Intent to Murder, among a host of other charges.
The suspect is being held in the Ash Street jail in New Bedford, pending a bail of $75,000.
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