LPD officer injured after being dragged by car

Published 8:06 pm Friday, April 27, 2018

No major injuries were reported after a LaGrange police officer was dragged approximately 30 feet by a vehicle on Dallis Street Wednesday night. According to LPD Sgt. Jeremy Butler, police were conducting traffic stops near the intersection of Dallis Street and Panther Way when officer Bradley Reimerts stopped a vehicle for failing to maintain its lane. 

As he talked to Jamel Rosser, 24, he noticed the vehicle smelled like marijuana, Butler said. 

According to Butler, Rosser was arguing with Reimerts who told him to turn his car off and put it in park.

“[Reimerts] tries to take him into custody, and while he’s trying to deal with the suspect’s left arm and remove him from the car, the guy reaches over and pulls the car into drive while the officer is still attached to his arm,” Butler said.

Reimerts forced himself off and landed on his side, according to Butler. 

Reimerts had scratches on his right palm and elbow and had hip pain. Reimerts landed on his holster, which made his hip hurt, according to Butler.

“The major damage luckily was to his holster,” Butler said. 

Reimerts was taken to the hospital but returned a few hours later to work. Butler said he put him on desk duty for the rest of the night.  

“He’s just sore mainly from the road rash and jamming his right hip with his holster,” Butler said.

Officers found Rosser’s vehicle on Church Street. Rosser was found hiding under a pile of clothes in a closet at his mother’s house, according to Butler. 

Rosser was charged with obstruction, failure to maintain lane and fleeing/attempting to elude officer, according to Troup County Web Jail.