Wake Forest man accused of dragging ABC officers with SUV
Posted December 29, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — A Wake Forest man was arrested Sunday evening after he allegedly dragged two Wake County ABC officers with his Jeep Liberty while trying to escape from them.
Mario Dion Hartsfield, 36, faces two counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official after, an arrest warrant says, he dragged agents with the Wake County Board of Alcoholic Control Law Enforcement Division who were investigating a controlled substance and parking violations near Raleigh and Crabtree boulevards.
Hartsfield, of 434-A E. Juniper Ave., was jailed Sunday at the Wake County Detention Center under a $263,000 secure bond on the assault charges as well as other charges, including resisting a public officer, fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, reckless driving, possession with intent to sale or distribute marijuana and a handicapped parking violation.
He was expected to make his first court appearance Monday.
Details about how seriously the ABC officers – Joshua Tilton and Lewis Nuckles – were injured were not available Sunday night.