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Man pleads guilty for dragging York police officer

Written by The Associated Press | May 16, 2017 10:24 AM
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Emergency crews investigate a scene on Water Street in Glen Rock Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Police were searching for a vehicle that dragged a Southern Regional police officer about 50 feet before speeding away. The officer was taken to York Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Kate Penn, York Daily Record

(York) -- A Maryland man has admitted his role in dragging a Pennsylvania police officer with a car.

The York Dispatch reports that 39-year-old Roberto Tabares Jr., of Rockville, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and reckless endangerment Monday. Tabares will serve 11 ½ to 23 months in prison if his plea agreement is accepted at sentencing June 29.

Tabares and two other Maryland residents were arrested for a 2015 incident in Glen Rock. Authorities say Southern Regional police officer Michael Storeman responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle in a convenience store parking lot when he saw one of the occupants injecting herself with what Storeman believed was heroin.

Police say a man inside the car pinned Storeman when he tried to open the passenger door as Tabares drove off.

Storeman suffered various injuries.

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