Authorities locate suspect accused of injuring Watertown police officer

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Michael Alexander

Michael Alexander

WATERTOWN — The Watertown Police Department has located the the suspect involved in injuring a Watertown police officer after reaching out to the public for assistance. 37-year-old Michael Alexander was arrested Saturday evening, November 7th.

According to police, around 12:16 a.m. Friday, November 6th a uniformed Watertown police officer observed Michael Alexander driving a truck near Church Street and Main Street. The truck had expired registration and Alexander was listed as the owner of the vehicle.

The Watertown police officer conducted a traffic stop on S. Water Street at W. Madison Street. The officer spoke with Alexander and confirmed there was a valid non-bondable warrant for his arrest for Failure to Support a Child.

While attempting to order Alexander out of the vehicle, he resisted arrest, put his truck in drive, and drove from the stop.

The police officer grabbed  Alexander around the head area and was dragged outside the open driver’s door as the truck speed reached 15 to 20 m.p.h. before the police officer let go. The officer fell clear of the moving truck, but sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Alexander then lost control of his truck, crossed a grassy area, and struck a retaining wall.  Alexander fled the area on foot.

Police say Alexander was arrested Saturday evening, November 7th.

Michael Alexander, 37, was wanted by police for the active warrant and for Felony – Resisting Arrest.

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