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2 arrested after Lincolnton officer dragged

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LINCOLNTON, NC (AP) -- A man and woman have been arrested after
a Lincolnton police officer was dragged by a pickup truck.

Twenty-eight-year-old Christopher Cashen of Lincolnton and
19-year-old Jada Mitchem of High Shoals were arrested Tuesday.

Police say officer Richard Harrington was dragged about four
blocks after he made a traffic stop on the driver of the pickup
truck.

Sgt. William Vaughn says Harrington suffered scrapes and
bruises.

Cashen is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting
serious injury, second-degree burglary, larceny, felony speeding to
elude arrest and possession of a gun by a felon.

Mitchem is charged with second-degree burglary and larceny.

It wasn't clear if the two have attorneys.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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