Ramseur, NC -- Ramseur Police Chief Larry Lewallen is recovering after getting hit by a suspect's vehicle Saturday, according to the Asheboro Courier-Tribune.
Randolph EMS responded to Main Street around 2:30 p.m. in reference to a person being struck by a vehicle.
The victim was later identified as Chief Lewallen.
Lewallen told the Courier-Tribune he was arresting a suspect who had violated his restraining order when the man ran away from the chief, got into a car and tried to drive away.
Lewallen says he stuck his left arm in the window of the vehicle, but the man kept driving, dragging the chief 15 to 20 feet. The man ran over the chief's foot before Lewallen fell to the ground.
The suspect, later identified as Michael Smith of Pleasant Garden, drove away from the scene.
EMS took Lewallen to Randolph Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Doctors checked him out and later released him.
Smith eventually turned himself in and was charged with felony assault on a government official, felony assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and a 50-B violation.
Lewallen has been chief since Jan. 1.
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