Blue Alert canceled after man who allegedly dragged cop surrenders
PHOENIX — A Blue Alert issued for a man accused of dragging a Chandler police officer behind his car was canceled Wednesday after he surrendered.
The Chandler Police Department said 27-year-old Allen Pedro turned himself in nearly 48 hours after the incident. He has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Pedro allegedly dragged an officer for a short distance after fleeing from a traffic stop on Monday afternoon near Arizona Avenue and Riggs Road. The officer sustained only minor injuries and was doing well.
One of the officers fired at Pedro and his vehicle, but it is unknown if Pedro fired back.
Another officer at the scene was unharmed.
Pedro fled onto the Gila River Indian Reservation. The Gila River Police Department later found his vehicle on State Route 587, about a half-mile south of Hunt Highway.
Pedro had last seen walking through the desert west of SR 587.
Pedro had outstanding warrants.
A woman, 41-year-old Angelene Sunna, was also in the vehicle with Pedro. She was taken into custody without incident.
Sunna had warrants in two counties for possession of marijuana and failure to appear. She will not face charges related to Pedro’s alleged actions.
According to court documents, Pedro told police that he did not mean to hurt the officers, but panicked and wanted to go home. He said he was going to stop after dragging the first officer, but panicked after the second officer pointed a gun at him. Pedro said at that point, he “got low in his seat and drove to get home.”
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