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    Bristol Police Department
    Mussa Mwanilelo is accused of dragging an officer with his vehicle while attempting to escape police.

    Bristol police have arrested a man for dragging an officer with his vehicle.

    Police say the situation started when officers arrived at the Hunting Woods Apartment Complex on Blakeslee Street for a report of a violation of a protective order. The suspect, Mussa Mwanilelo of Springfield, Massachusetts, was in his vehicle when police arrived.

    Mwanilelo attempted to flee in his car, according to police. When an officer attempted to stop the vehicle, Mwanilelo grabbed the officer’s arm. The officer was dragged a short distance as Mwanilelo drove off, but eventually got free and suffered minor injuries.

    Bristol police say Mwanilelo was later located with help from Farmington police and Connecticut state police on I-84 in Hartford. He was arrested and returned to Bristol.

    He is charged with assault on an officer, interfering with an officer, first-degree reckless endangerment, criminal violation of a restraining order, first-degree criminal trespass, possessing weapons in a motor vehicle, and second-degree breach of peace. He was held on $250,000 bond.