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Law enforcement officers are looking for a man whose car dragged a Prentiss County narcotics officer Thursday afternoon.

Posted: Feb. 8, 2018 7:17 PM
Updated: Feb. 14, 2018 8:06 PM

Update2-14-18 7:48 
Booneville police are still searching for Omar Leach after he dragged with his vehicle. 

Chief Michael Ramsey said Leach was wearing an ankle monitor during the incident but it is believed he took it off.

Now the U.S. Marshals have joined the search for Leach. 

Ramsey did confirm the deputy had on his badge and a marked vest when he was injured.

Leach is believed to still be in the area. 

If you have any information you are asked to call the Booneville Police Department. 

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Law enforcement officers are looking for a man whose car dragged a Prentiss County narcotics officer Thursday afternoon.

Omar Leach, 26, of Booneville, is being sought for aggravated assault on a deputy.

Leach stands 6-feet-2-inches tall and weighs 195 pounds.  He was last seen driving a charcoal Dodge Charger with a "tag applied for" license plate.  

The incident happened Thursday afternoon at the intersection of South Lake Street and Lakeview Drive near Booneville.

Sheriff Randy Tolar says it started when a man with cocaine was arrested, and a car pulled up with someone inside looking for that man.

According to Tolar, officers went to open the door of the car, and the car took off dragging the deputy.

The deputy was taken to a hospital to be checked out and was released.

Anyone who knows where Leach can be found is asked to call the Prentiss County Sheriff's Department at 662-728-6232.

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