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Officer dragged by car after responding to incident, suspect named

Posted at 5:48 AM, Jul 20, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington police officer is recovering on Saturday after being dragged by a fleeing suspect.

Just before 10:30 p.m. on Friday, police were called out to a report of a large disorder with gunfire at an apartment complex. This was on the 1000 block of Russell Cave Road.

When police arrived, they reported seeing at least 30 people in a courtyard, involved in an incident.

Several vehicles were also attempting to leave when police pulled up. An officer approached one of the vehicles and tried to talk to the driver, whose name is Sanchaze Roberts, but Roberts car sped away, dragging the officer a short distance.

The car was later located on Smith Street and the driver and a juvenile passenger were taken into custody.

Roberts was already wanted on numerous outstanding warrants. He was charged with crimes from two different incidents that had happened before this. These incidents include allegedly firing shots at a park while children were in the area earlier in July.

Roberts now faces additional charges, including wanton endangerment of a police officer and fleeing police.

The officer sustained minor cuts and scrapes and was treated at the scene.

Despite the original report of gunfire, police found no evidence a gun had been fired.

Roberts is due in court on Monday to be arraigned on his charges.