On the lam 11 days, Brick Township fugitive surrenders
The Brick Township man, off the radar since allegedly dragging a township police officer some 50 feet while evading a traffic stop, turns himself in.
John Carter, 34, surrendered to Ocean County Sheriff's officers this afternoon, according to Brick Township Police. They offered no insight to the sudden turn of events.
He's charged with resisting arrest, aggravated assault, obstruction of justice, hindering apprehension, reckless driving, careless driving, disregard of a stop sign and maintenance of vehicle lamps. Bail at the time was set at $75,000.
The incident unfolded on the night of November 7. Carter, who police said was the subject of two warrants issued in the township, refused to comply with an order to exit his BMW during the stop on Harris Avenue, near Burnt Tavern Road.
As he locked the driver's side door, Sergeant Erik Olsen reached into the open window. According to police, Carter then sped away, with Olsen's arm trapped in the window frame, dragging him along until he could wrest himself clear.
Carter refused medical treatment for an arm injury.