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Racine man charged after allegedly dragging two cops with his car

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Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

RACINE, WI (WTAQ) - A Racine man faces five criminal charges, after he allegedly dragged two police officers with his car for up to 30 feet.

Racine Police said they saw two cars stop in an area with high drug traffic on Tuesday – and when they drove away, officers stopped 27-year-old Edward Gamble Jr.

Prosecutors said Gamble refused to get out of his vehicle, as requested -- and the driver pulled away as one of the officers grabbed him. That officer and another were dragged, but both fell off after moving 20 to 30 feet past oncoming traffic.

Prosecutors said the officers then chased Gamble to a grocery store parking lot, where he fled his car, ran off, was caught later, and scuffled with officers before being arrested.

Wednesday, a $5,000 cash bond was ordered on two counts of reckless endangerment, two counts of causing soft tissue injuries to officers, and one charge of resisting police.

Gamble is due back in court a week from Thursday for a preliminary hearing. 

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