Rural Hall man accused of dragging 2 deputies with car during pursuit arrested after crash involving K9

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A guy was arrested on Saturday and faces various fees immediately after dragging two deputies with a auto throughout a pursuit ahead of he was apprehended by a K9, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s Place of work news release.

Around 1 a.m., a deputy carried out a site visitors prevent on a purple Ford Mustang for dashing on Highway 52 North. A K9 staff was identified as for backup.

When the K9 workforce arrived, police say the driver, afterwards recognized as Ricky Wallace Simon, 28, of Rural Corridor, jumped again into the auto and tried to travel away.

The K9 and both of those deputies tried to end the driver, and The deputies were dragged by the Mustang prior to becoming thrown from the auto.

The K9 remained in the vehicle right until the driver eventually crashed. The K9 then eliminated the driver from the auto, and he was taken into custody, the release states.

A gun, heroin, cocaine and cannabis have been all seized from the car.

Simon has been arrested and billed with the pursuing:

  • felony Flee to elude
  • felony assault with a deadly weapon on a regulation enforcement officer to inflict severe injuries
  • felony possession of a firearm by felon
  • felony trafficking by transportation of cocaine/heroin
  • felony trafficking by possession cocaine/heroin
  • felony possession with intent to provide or deliver a schedule II controlled compound
  • felony possession with intent to promote or produce a timetable I controlled compound
  • two felony drug trafficking
  • felony conceal carry a weapon-firearm
  • felony resisting arrest
  • misdemeanor resisting arrest
  • misdemeanor protecting a car for use, trying to keep, or promoting of a controlled material
  • misdemeanor driving whilst impaired
  • misdemeanor injuring a legislation enforcement company animal
  • many targeted visitors charges

Simon received a $505,000 secured bond. He is at this time in the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center.

The deputies involved are out of the hospital and with their people for Xmas.

Any one with facts linked to criminal exercise really should contact the FCSO straight on the non-crisis range at (336) 727-2112 anonymously textual content information, photographs, and video through Textual content-A-Suggestion at (336) 920-8477 or anonymously contact Crimestoppers at (336) 727-2800 for English or (336) 728-3904 for Spanish.