Fall River Police Arrest Man Who Allegedly Dragged Officer With ATV
FALL RIVER (1420 WBSM) — Fall River Police said they’ve arrested a person charged with striking a veteran officer with an ATV and dragging him several hundred feet while attempting to flee the scene of a traffic stop.
The incident occurred on November 4 at about 7:33 p.m. in the area of Delcar Street and Robeson Street. Police said they arrived on the scene after receiving a request for officer assistance and found the 17-year veteran of the force on the ground and suffering from serious injuries.
The officer was transported to Rhode Island Hospital, where he was treated and released.
Police announced on Tuesday that after completing the investigation into the incident, they had arrested Jeremias Cabral, 21, of Fall River after identifying him as the driver of the ATV.
Cabral was charged last week in connection to a separate incident in which an amber alert was issued for a mother and baby whom authorities believed to be abducted out of Dartmouth.
In relation to this incident, he faces multiple charges.
These include assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury; assault and battery on a police officer causing serious bodily injury; negligent/reckless operation of a recreational vehicle causing serious injury; operating an uninsured motor vehicle; unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle; operating an unregistered motor vehicle; and public way violation using a snow or recreational vehicle.
Previously, Fall River Police had arrested a 17-year-old the day after in connection to the incident. Police said a witness had misidentified the juvenile as the driver of the ATV.
However, because the juvenile was present and operating an ATV of his own, police said he will be charged with operating an uninsured motor vehicle, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, having an unregistered motor vehicle, and public way violation using snow or recreational vehicle.