Judge releases suspect who allegedly ran over cop

The judge released Charles Moran on his own recognizance


By PoliceOne Staff

HOLYOKE, Mass. — A suspect who allegedly ran over a police officer at a local mall on June 9 has been released by a judge.

According to WGGB, a judge released Charles Moran, 25, on his own recognizance Wednesday.

Charles Moran (Photo/Holyoke Police Department)
Charles Moran (Photo/Holyoke Police Department)

Officer Eric Martin was in the mall when he responded to a domestic dispute between Moran and his girlfriend. Moran allegedly walked into the building with a bat. 

The dispute moved to the parking lot where the girlfriend told Martin she was afraid of Moran. Moran then grabbed her and put her in the car. A child was also inside the vehicle, the news station reported.

Moran fled and struck Martin with his car. Martin was taken to the hospital and treated for a sprained ankle and torn tendons in his wrist. He remains out of work while he recovers. 

Moran was pulled over shortly after fleeing. He faces multiple charges including assault and battery with a deadly weapon, intimidation of a witness, breach while armed, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, operating a motor vehicle to endanger, failure to stop for police, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment of a child, use of a motor vehicle in the commission of a felony, and domestic assault and battery.

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