Suspect accused of dragging Bartlett officers during traffic stop, leading them on chase

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BARTLETT, Tenn. — A suspect was arrested after authorities say he dragged several Bartlett officers during a traffic stop before leading police on a chase.

The suspect was identified by the Bartlett Police Department as Dejazon Snipes. He was charged with aggravated assault and evading arrest.

It all started just before midnight when officers pulled Snipes over at Stage and Kirby Whitten. They didn’t say why they pulled the driver over, but they were about to utilize their K-9 officer when things reportedly took a turn.

Snipes reportedly refused to get out of the car and there was a scuffle. He then took off, dragging several officers about 30 feet, a police spokesperson told WREG.

The suspect led police on a nearly six-mile chase and was eventually taken into custody at Yale and Ramill Road in Raleigh.

No one was hurt during the incident.

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