Burrillville police look for man who allegedly dragged two officers with car

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BURRILLVILLE – Police are searching for a Woonsocket man who they say dragged two officers a short distance with his vehicle following a traffic stop.

Police say the incident began when they pulled over a Buick sedan on Chapel Street for speeding along Pascoag Main Street at around 10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16.

Tyler Perry, 29, was reportedly driving the vehicle, which police say was not registered or insured. Perry reportedly did not have a valid drivers license and discarded a quantity of suspect cocaine/fentanyl. He then became combative, physically resisting arrest and assaulting the two officers in attempt to evade arrest, according to Burrillville Police Col. Stephen Lynch.

While the sedan was in the process of being towed, police say Perry was able to get back into the vehicle and shift the car into drive.

He then drove off, dragging the two officers a short distance, and causing injuries as he narrowly avoided a crash with an oncoming car. Lynch said both officers were unhurt.

Officers executed a search warrant at a home on Greene Street in Woonsocket around 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, but Perry reportedly was not at home.

The incident reportedly remains under investigation.

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