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Man Surrenders in Dragging of Deputy

Posted February 9, 2007 10:48 p.m. EST
Updated February 9, 2007 10:52 p.m. EST

— A man wanted in an incident in which a Franklin County sheriff’s deputy was dragged beside a car turned himself in to authorities Friday, the sheriff's department said.

Jollee Bedford Jr. of Louisburg surrendered in mid-afternoon, officials said. Deputies said they were discussing the incident with him and could not say what charges they would file.

 According to investigators, Deputy Crystal Mitchell was responding to a call Tuesday that two individuals were trying to rob a man on foot on Sims Bridge Road.

Mitchell noticed two men punching one another and tried to break up the fight, authorities said. The men pulled a gun on the deputy and then tried to drive off while holding onto her, dragging her a few yards, according to the investigators.

Mitchell suffered minor injuries in the incident.