Madison Police: Officer dragged by vehicle while trying to arrest wanted man at north side Kwik Trip

MADISON, Wis. — A Madison police officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being dragged by a vehicle while trying to arrest a man on outstanding felony warrants Wednesday night, the city’s police department said.

In an incident report, police said an officer saw the wanted man walk into a Kwik Trip convenience store in the 1400 block of Northport Drive just before 7:40 p.m. The officer went into the store and tried to arrest the man, who police said resisted arrest with the help of another man.

During a struggle, the officer was dragged “for a short distance in the parking lot” by a fleeing vehicle, the report said.

Police eventually arrested the first man, who will be taken to the Dane County Jail after being medically cleared. They’re still searching for the second man, who they said fled in a gray sedan that was last seen heading outbound on Northport Drive.

The report did not provide either of the men’s names or details about the warrants the first man had for his arrest.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 608-255-2345 or Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014. Tips can also be submitted online.