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Officer injured after being dragged by car

2 years 5 months 1 week ago Monday, May 11 2015 May 11, 2015 May 11, 2015 4:27 AM May 11, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press

MARRERO- Police say an officer with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Department has been injured after being dragged by a suspect's car.

Officer Monica McLaurin responded to a call of a stabbing Sunday in Marrero. When McLaurin arrived, she confronted 22-year-old Kenosha Richard in her car. As McLaurin walked up, Richard put the car in reverse. McLaurin held on and was dragged a short distance.

Officers stopped Richard arrested her. After the arrest, officers found Richard's boyfriend, 29-year-old Lamar Edmond, in a pool of blood. He was taken to University Hospital and treated for a laceration.

McLaurin was treated for injuries to her back, legs and neck.

Richard was booked on one count of attempted murder of a police officer, among other charges.

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