Police in Toms River, New Jersey, have arrested a repeat offence illegal alien for attacking a police officer with his car by running him down and dragging him down the street.
New Jersey officials say that Giomar Diaz, 33, was arrested and is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault on a police officer, and resisting arrest.
Diaz is also being held on a no-bail detainer by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials for being in the country illegally, having previously been deported to the Dominican Republic on drug charges.
Toms River police charge that Diaz ran down officer Daniel Brennan, a 15-year veteran of the force, after the officer responded to the scene of an investigation.
Police were on hand investigating a case of document fraud and the use of a false identity.
Diaz reportedly ran from the scene chased by officer Brennan. The suspect then reportedly jumped into a car, started it, and began backing it up — all while leaving the driver’s door open. Officer Brennan was trapped by the open door and dragged for a distance of up to 25 yards.
Police say that Diaz struck two parked cars, then drove off in an attempt to escape.
The suspect was later apprehended, but a woman who was in the car with him is still being sought.
Toms River police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Randy Petrick at 732-349-0150 extension 1235.
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