Authorities are looking for a suspect who allegedly dragged a police officer while fleeing in a vehicle, a police spokesman said.

Authorities are looking for a suspect who allegedly dragged a police officer while fleeing in a vehicle, a police spokesman said.

The officer, who eventually was thrown from the suspect’s vehicle, suffered abrasions and bruises but has returned to duty.

“He was pretty lucky,” said Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.

The incident was reported at 12:43 a.m. Saturday at a convenience store parking lot at 300 N. Fourth St.

The officer reportedly recognized a man in a vehicle as someone who has an arrest warrant. The officer approached the vehicle, telling the suspect there is a warrant for his arrest.

The suspect allegedly put the vehicle into gear. The officer had a grip on the suspect and the vehicle as the driver allegedly accelerated through the parking lot.

The officer was thrown from the vehicle as the driver turned from the parking lot onto Miami Street. The driver allegedly ran stop signs at Fourth and Fifth streets while traveling west on Miami Street. The officer lost sight of the vehicle, Nicodemus said.

The deputy chief said the officer did not draw his firearm during the incident.

“We know who (the suspect) is,” Nicodemus said. “We’re looking for him.”

Nicodemus said the case has been forwarded to the County Attorney’s Office for possible charges.

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