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.

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    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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