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Riverside Officer Injured After Being Struck, Dragged Over 30-Feet

By kcora on
Riverside New Jersey

A Riverside officer remains at the hospital after being struck and than dragged over than 30 feet by a vehicle early Saturday morning. 

According to police, a township sergeant on patrol approached a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Riverside Elementary School around 1a.m. Saturday.

The driver, later identified Brendon Belton, 23, of Willingboro, allegedly refused to cooperate with the officer.  Police said, Belton was asked to show his hands but instead put the car into drive, striking the officer and dragging her more than 30 feet. The car came to a halt after it struck a parked vehicle and an unoccupied police car.

Belton and a passenger, identified as Bonnie Manning of Riverside, were both taken into custody.

The sergeant was transported to Cooper University Medical Center with knee and abdominal injuries.

Belton and Manning have been charged with attempted manslaughter, aggravated assault and other offenses.