Man accused of dragging Orlando police officer during traffic stop

FOX 35 News at 6 p.m.

- Orlando police officers have arrested a man accused of dragging and injuring one of their own during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning.   Officials said the incident happened around 12:30 a.m., near a Mobil gas station near Kaley Street and Division Avenue. 

Trayston Kinta Morgan, 36, was taken into custody later in the day. He is charged with aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer with a motor vehicle, aggravated fleeing and resisting an officer with violence.  Police said Morgan has been arrested in the past for burglary, as well as fleeing from officers.

Orlando Police Chief John Mina said Officer Richard Fink conducted the traffic stop on Morgan.  According the the officer, Morgan did not have a driver's license and he became combative.  A struggle ensued, during which time Officer Fink attempted to use a Taser device.  Chief Mina said Morgan then grabbed Officer Fink and stepped on the gas, dragging him several feet and causing the officer to hit his head on the vehicle and pavement.  Morgan took off and his vehicle was abandoned nearby.

Officers later located Morgan and the police officer was released from the hospital hours later. 

 

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