Police Arrest Man Who Allegedly Dragged, Ran Over Victim
Daniel Rodriguez allegedly committed crime in Salem in December; Boston Police arrested him Monday.
A Jamaica Plain man who allegedly dragged and ran over a woman on Federal Street last December was arrested by Boston Police Monday, according to Salem authorities.
Daniel Rodriguez of 250 Hyde Park Ave. #2 in Jamaica Plain was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and battery, unarmed robbery and operating after revocation on Dec. 29, 2011, but he fled the scene and wasn't located until Monday, Salem Police said.
On March 5, 2012, Rodriquez was taken in custody in the Theatre District after a brief pursuit, police said. He was then booked in Boston on a warrant and transported back to Salem to face his 2011 charges.
In December, police said witnesses saw a man beating a victim and dragging her with the car while he was driving. One witness said the woman tried to make the man stop. At one point, the victim allegedly had her foot stuck between the seat and pillar in the car and was hanging halfway out of the vehicle while being dragged on the pavement, according to police.
The woman eventually fell out of the car at 110 Federal St. and police said the car ran over the woman's arm.
Ultimately, police said, the woman was dragged 393 feet.
On Dec. 30, 2011, Salem police appealed to the public for help in locating Rodriguez.
In the time between December and Monday, police said Rodriguez went undetected and it was believed he could be in Rhode Island under an alias.
Police said Salem Detectives John Doyle and Kevin St. Pierre as well as Officer Brian St. Pierre discovered Rodriguez had returned to Boston, at which time the investigation was continued and Salem and Boston Police cooperated to locate the suspect.