A Brockton man is being held with out bail after he dragged a state trooper on a busy metropolis roadway as he sped away from a visitors cease.
A decide at Brockton District Court set the bail standing for Derek Lobo, 31, on Friday, pending the result of a dangerousness listening to scheduled for Wednesday, in response to Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz.
Authorities allege Lobo had almost 11 grams of suspected fentanyl on him when he dragged the trooper.
The incident unfolded on Montello Street round 6 p.m. Wednesday, when two Massachusetts State Police troopers, on patrol within the space, stopped Lobo within the Mercedes he had been driving with home windows obstructed by a non-transparent tint and no entrance license plate.
An preliminary file test discovered the inspection sticker on the Mercedes had expired, in response to a launch from the Plymouth DA’s Office. One trooper stayed by Lobo’s aspect whereas the opposite went again to their cruiser to conduct an extra laptop test which revealed Lobo’s license was expired and non-renewable, the discharge states.
Lobo, who authorities say was carrying a black designer cross physique fashion bag, refused to exit the car after being knowledgeable of the motorized vehicle violations. That’s when a trooper tried to take away Lobo from the Mercedes, and the dragging ensued.
“Lobo accelerated at a high rate of speed with the trooper hanging onto the open door of the Mercedes. It is estimated the trooper was dragged a city block, as Lobo weaved toward oncoming traffic,” the discharge states.
It continues, “The trooper separated from the moving vehicle and was flung into the opposite lane of travel towards oncoming traffic. Due to the high rate of speed, the trooper’s uniform was shredded and he was injured.”
The two troopers tried to pursue Lobo, who authorities allege was touring an “estimated 80 miles per hour through busy downtown Brockton,” however the chase rapidly got here to an finish, with Lobo fleeing.
After arriving at an handle on Brentwood Avenue that Lobo gave the troopers, authorities discovered the identical Mercedes concerned within the incident parked within the driveway. They subsequently found the black designer cross physique bag Lobo had been carrying, with 10.8 grams of suspected fentanyl contained in the bag.
The identical trooper that had been dragged and suffered what a state police spokesman referred to as “minor injuries,” arrested Lobo and took the suspect into custody on Thursday.
“CAPTURED: You can run but you can’t hide,” the State Police Association of Massachusetts tweeted Thursday, shortly after Lobo was taken into custody. The tweet confirmed a trooper strolling on the aspect of a handcuffed Lobo.
Lobo faces 11 fees: trafficking in fentanyl, greater than 10 grams; assault and battery with a harmful weapon; assault and battery on a police officer; unlicensed operation of a motorized vehicle; negligent operation of a motorized vehicle; failure to cease for police; not in possession of a license; quantity plate violation; non-transparent window obstruction; rushing; and no inspection sticker.