Prichard Officer Injured in Arrest Attempt

PRICHARD, Ala. (AP) - Prichard Police Officer Patrick Kynaston has been treated for minor injuries he received from being dragged by a vehicle during an attempt to question the driver.

The incident occurred around 5:15 a.m. Saturday when the officer
spotted a vehicle at a gas station and attempted to question the driver about a burglary.

Prichard police spokeswoman Latoya Veal says when the driver sped away, Kynaston held to the steering wheel and fired three shots before falling. A videotape from the gas station showed what happened.

Police identified the suspect who eluded capture as 34-year-old Dewayne Lamont "Dollar" Jackson of Prichard.

Veal says Kynaston was taken to Mobile Infirmary for treatment of minor injuries and expects to return to work by Friday.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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