A 25-year-old Overland Park man is accused of assaulting a Lenexa police officer, who was dragged momentarily by a car, during an arrest Friday evening.
Cortez A. Jwuan Carson faces aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following the incident.
Police said in a news release that the officer was patrolling the parking lot of Motel 6 in the 9700 block of Lenexa Drive about 7 p.m. and attempted to arrest Carson for marijuana possession. Carson, police said, ignored the officer’s commands and ran, got inside a car and tried to back out of a parking stall. The officer reached inside the vehicle but was dragged a short distance while trying to stop Carson, police said.
The officer stopped the vehicle as he struggled with Carson. A 23-year-old woman who was with Carson, police said, jumped on the officer’s back.
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Additional officers soon arrived and helped arrest Carson and the woman, who was identified as Mayla Cairo Mitchell of Kansas City.
Mitchell was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer and with interference with a law enforcement officer.
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