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A Lake City officer is recovering after he was dragged by a suspect's car during a pursuit.
Lake City police said Friday that Officer Stuart Robinson is in good condition after he was injured Thursday night.
Robinson has a head injury and is at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville.
He was hurt during a traffic stop near U.S. 90 and Southwest Sisters Welcome Road.
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An officer had the vehicle pulled over and Robinson arrived for backup after learning the driver of the vehicle, 30-year-old Breon Antoine Pope, had a warrant and a suspended license, said Mike Lee, Lake City Police Department public information officer.
Investigators say the suspect/driver of that vehicle was 30 year old Breon Pope, he had suspended license and warrant for his arrest. pic.twitter.com/QTDMeIAx6B— Beth Rousseau (@BethANJax) July 7, 2017
Robinson somehow came into contact with the vehicle and dragged down the road for a mile by Pope's vehicle, continuing to flee while being pursued.
Before Robinson was dislodged from the vehicle and knocked into a ditch, the officer who initiated the traffic stop went to help Robinson while the Columbia County Sheriff's Office joined the pursuit of the vehicle.
Pope and the passenger were apprehended and the passenger in the vehicle that dragged Robinson will likely not be charged.
Officers were searching the area for Robinson's body camera, which came off while he was being dragged by the vehicle.
They found the camera and are reviewing footage of what led up to his injury.
Lake City Police say Officer Stuart Robinson is in stable condition after being dragged by a car for nearly a mile. pic.twitter.com/R0vyJItCeE— Beth Rousseau (@BethANJax) July 7, 2017
Robinson has been with the police department since 2011 and on the force since 2015.
Pope's previous arrests in Columbia County include drug possession charges and failure to appear.
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New Info on Lake City officer hurt during traffic stop: officer dragged for approx a mile! @ActionNewsJax— John Bachman (@BachmanANjax) July 7, 2017
JUST IN Lake City PD spokesperson says 2 people in CUSTODY after officer was dragged during traffic stop. MORE ON FOX30 AT 10 @ActionNewsJax— Tenikka Smith Hughes (@TenikkaANjax) July 7, 2017
Both people in car arrested. Lake City police say they dragged one of their officers for a mile. Officer has head injuries. @ActionNewsJax— John Bachman (@BachmanANjax) July 7, 2017
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