A woman was charged Saturday with assaulting a law enforcement officer after an incident the night before in which a Kansas City police officer was dragged by a car.
Raeshonda C. Henderson, 29, faces charges of first-degree assault of a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action and felony resisting arrest, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced.
The officer had tried to make a traffic stop near a Price Chopper in northeast Kansas City when a man fled the vehicle on foot. Police handcuffed the driver, allegedly Henderson, but she managed to remove the right cuff and got behind the wheel.
Authorities said the officer still had ahold of the handcuff and was partially pulled into the vehicle. Henderson allegedly sped away, dragging the officer through a parking lot. While being dragged the officer pulled his gun and fired three shots, striking the driver at least once, the prosecutor’s office said.
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Henderson was apprehended while allegedly trying to flee the car after the officer knocked the vehicle into park.
Neither Henderson nor the officer have life-threatening injuries, officials said.
Prosecutors requested Henderson be held on a $150,000 bond.
Rick Montgomery, email@example.com