Man accused of dragging Raleigh officers with car
Posted January 24, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — A 62-year-old Raleigh man was arrested and charged late Friday after he allegedly dragged two Raleigh police officers with a car while trying to escape from them.
Joseph Mederious Craveiro, of 1420 S. Wilmington St., is charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count each of possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing to elude arrest and resisting, delaying or obstructing a law enforcement officer.
According to a Raleigh Police Department spokesman, officers M.R. Styers and K.A. Strachan approached Craveiro's car in the parking lot of a convenience store at 3741 Capital Boulevard at about 11:20 p.m. because it did not have a license plate.
During a conversation with Craveiro, the officers observed drug paraphernalia and asked him to step out of the car. He drove away, dragging the officers through the parking lot, officials said.
Styers and Stachan were able to disengage from the vehicle before it entered southbound travel lanes on Capital Boulevard. Neither officer sustained injuries that required medical attention.
Officers located the car on Flintshire Drive a short time later, and Craveiro was arrested inside a home at 3225 Flintshire Drive. He was being held in the Wake County jail Saturday.
Friday's arrest is the third this month for Craveiro. He was charged on Jan. 5 with assault with a deadly weapon. A day later, he was charged with shoplifting.