Assault Charges For Allegedly Dragging Cop

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BEAVER MEADOWS — A man is locked up in Carbon County on assault charges after authorities say he took off in a vehicle dragging a police chief who was trying to stop him.

Dean Kancir was picked up Thursday night at Hazleton General Hospital where he was visiting his fiancée.

According to investigators, the police chief of Beaver Meadows, Mike Moressi,  was staking out the property on Berwick Street Thursday where Kancir lives because authorities have been trying to evict him.

When the chief noticed the man, he yelled for him to stop. That’s when Kancir jumped into a car. The chief says he jumped on the hood and was dragged about 50 feet.

The chief was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.