FORT WAYNE, IN (Indiana's NewsCenter) --- A Steuben County suspect takes resisting arrest to another level.
Indiana’s NewsCenter talked to a witness of the Sunday confrontation, where a sheriff's deputy was dragged by a fleeing suspect, who then took a bullet in the scuffle.
A state police spokesperson says 47-year old Charles Moore, who is now on the mend in a Fort Wayne hospital bed, had no intention of going to jail.
Moore was pulled over Sunday afternoon near the Indiana Toll Road, on a complaint of indecent exposure.
The traffic stop happened on Van Guilder Road, just south of the toll road.
It was anything but routine.
Karen Burch, who lives nearby, says Moore and the unidentified officer argued, then the deputy tried to cuff Moore, but didn’t succeed.
Eventually, Moore got back in his car, and the deputy was seen deploying a taser on Moore multiple times, but that apparently didn't slow him either.
Then the officer, who leaned in the car, was in trouble.
Karen Burch/Eyewitness: " The suspect was going to drive off, and the gentleman tried to take him across the road, and get rid of him, I think, trying to shake him off.
Reporter: " How fast was the guy driving?"
Burch: " Fast, at least when he took off."
The officer fired a round from his revolver, striking Moore.
That allowed the officer to free himself, and Moore drove on for another three-quarters of a mile, where he crashed into some bushes.
A different pair of officers encountered him there, and police say Moore was “tased” again, to settle him down to receive medical treatment for his bullet wound.
The officer is okay.Moore was critical but stable following the shooting, but it appears he will recover.
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