A Murphysboro woman has been arrested after she allegedly injured a police officer during a Friday traffic stop, dragging the officer with her vehicle as she fled the scene.
According to a Monday news release from Murphysboro Police Chief Chad Roberts, officers arrested Ashley Joy Burkey, 29, at 1:32 p.m. Sunday on a warrant related to the Friday incident.
According to the release, Burkey was arrested without incident and is charged with aggravated battery of a police officer and resisting arrest. She was being held in the Jackson County Jail with $50,000 bond.
Burkey allegedly did not comply with the officer’s instructions during a traffic stop at about 8:11 p.m. Friday in the 2300 block of Borgsmiller Street.
According to a news release from Roberts sent after the initial incident, the officer was dragged a short distance after Burkey allegedly fled the scene of the stop. He was treated at a local hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.
— The Southern