Man accused of dragging police officer is arrested
A man charged in a warrant with assaulting a Western District police officer by dragging him with his vehicle was arrested Monday in Northeast Baltimore after a city-wide manhunt. Rickey Hughes, 27, of no fixed address was arrested in the 4300 block of Roberton Ave. by members of the Regional Warrant Apprehension Task Force and was being held Tuesday at Central Booking and Intake Center, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman. On Oct. 1, Hughes appeared at the police station at Riggs Avenue and North Mount streets for a hearing with his probation officer when he learned he was to be arrested in a home invasion in Baltimore County a month earlier, police said. Hughes bolted from the station and was driving off when an officer reached in and tried to take the keys. Another officer fired at least one shot, shattering the car's rear window. The first officer was dragged at least five blocks before freeing himself and falling to the pavement on Edmondson Avenue. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he was admitted in fair condition. Police said his body armor saved him from serious injuries. The red Acura was found later that day in the 300 block of N. Bruce St.