Car owner dragged during struggle
A man struggled with a carjacker and was dragged across a parking lot late Saturday night before falling to the ground when the suspect hit a light pole.
The man was standing next to his running car in the parking lot of the Grocery Outlet and Third and Maple around 10:30 p.m. Saturday when he was attacked, according to police. The carjacker jumped in the car and the car’s owner tried to fight him off. The man was hanging on the car when the carjacker began driving away, but he fell off when the car hit a light pole, say police.
Police in Pullman located the stolen car a little after 2 a.m. today and arrested the driver, identified as 45-year-old Damon Williams. Williams was booked into the Spokane County Jail on charges of first degree robbery and theft of a motor vehicle.
The car’s owner was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.