Man Accused Of Dragging OC Sheriff’s Deputy 100 Feet With Car

ANAHEIM (CNS) — A 44-year-old man is accused of attempted murder after dragging an Orange County sheriff’s deputy with his car about 100 feet Tuesday evening.

Dennis Wayne Ross of Garden Grove was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, assault and battery on a peace officer, and resisting arrest.

He was also charged with having outstanding warrants for DUI, possession of methamphetamine and violation of a domestic violence court order, according to sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Hallock.

The incident began when an unidentified deputy made a routine traffic stop around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The deputy called for backup.

When additional deputies arrived, a female deputy tried to open Wayne’s driver’s side door and he took off, dragging the deputy about 100 feet, Hallock said.

The suspect stopped and the deputy was able to turn off the ignition, he said.

The deputy was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital.

Ross was also taken to a hospital before being taken into custody.

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