Sheriff Dragged Down Road During Traffic Stop In Volusia County

A Florida sheriff's deputy was injured when he was dragged by a vehicle as he tried to make a traffic stop Sunday. 

Volusia County Sheriff's officials say Deputy William Kretzer suffered abrasions and road rash. 

Kretzer was stopping a vehicle driven by 27-year-old LaRodney Bennett and discovered two open warrants against him. He ordered Bennett out of the car, but Bennett refused. 

LaRodney Bennett, Credit: VCSO

When Kretzer reached inside to open the door, Bennett put the car in gear and took off. Kretzer let go and rolled away from the vehicle before Bennett crashed into a tree. 

Bennett ran but was caught a short time later. He faces multiple charges, including battery on a law enforcement officer.

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