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Police Search For Car That Dragged Trooper, Officer

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Mark Mills (State Police photo)

Mark Mills (State Police photo)

State Police are looking for a silver Chevrolet Lumina that dragged a state trooper and a Plainfield police officer late Friday afternoon on Route 14 in Canterbury. The two were dragged after a suspect they were trying to remove from the car pulled them into the vehicle and yelled for the female driver,19 year old Cara Cote to “go,” said police.

Police say Mark Mills, 22, was found to be wanted on two failure to appear in court warrants, and a struggle ensued as Trooper Chris Toney and Plainfield Officer Kenneth Davidson tried to take Mills out of the car.

Toney and Davidson suffered non-life threatening injuries. The car got away.

Mills  and Cote face charges of Assault on Public Safety/Emergency Personnel,Interfering with an  Officer and Reckless Endangerment.Cote also faces charges of Failure to carry  a Registration and Insurance  and a Stop Sign Violation.Cote’s last known address  is 18 Salmon Drive in Moosup.

Police believe both suspects are still in eastern Connecticut and may be camping out in the woods.

Police say the suspect vehicle has Connecticut registration plates 145-JCL. Anyone with information on the suspects or the car is urged to call State Police in Danielson at 860-779-7900.

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