Suspect Charged After Dragging Two Maryland Heights Police Officers

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(KTVI) - Two Maryland Heights police officers sustained minor injuries after being dragged by a suspect's car.

It happened in the 3100 block of Edwards Place around 7:20 a.m.  Maryland Heights police chief Joe Delia said the officers, a male and a female, responded to a domestic disturbance call Friday morning.

When they got there, 23-year-old Matthew A. Thomas allegedly took off running from the apartment.  Officers chased the man on foot across a parking lot where he got into a black SUV.

Matthew A. ThomasWhen officers tried to get the man out of the vehicle's driver side door, Thomas allegedly put the car in reverse, striking both officers. One of the officers was dragged a shot distance.

Thomas fled and parked the car in a carport on Roger Williams Drive in Bridgeton.  He fled on foot but was located a short time later hiding in an apartment. Thomas was taken into custody without further incident.

Both officers were treated and released at an area hospital.

Thomas was charged with two counts of Attempt Assault 1st Degree-Law Enforcement Officer and two counts of Armed Criminal Action.

Bond was set at $200,000 cash only.