Arrest made in truck dragging death

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ELKHART, Ind. -- Police have arrested a suspect in the death of a 65-year-old Elkhart man who was dragged by a pickup truck while trying to stop scrap metal thieves.

Twenty-six-year-old Jarrell Lamar King of Elkhart was arrested this morning on a preliminary charge of murder in Theodore Woodward's death.

Woodward died Monday afternoon from injuries he suffered earlier in the day when he was dragged more than 200 feet by a pickup truck.

Police say Woodward tried to stop two men who had broken into a pole barn he owns in Elkhart, but the men ignored him and pulled away in a pickup truck. Woodward grabbed the truck and was dragged about 75 yards when it didn't stop.

A witness saw Woodward fall off the truck and stayed with him until emergency workers arrived.

--Associated Press 


 


 

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