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2 Arrested After Allegedly Dragging Amarillo Police Officer with Vehicle

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) - Two people are arrested after allegedly dragging an Amarillo Police officer with a vehicle.

On Saturday, September 8 at 7 p.m., officers were dispatched to a suspicion call on the 1600 block of Amarillo Boulevard East. Officers said they found Shaila Schlenz, 25, and Charles Abdnor, 26, in a vehicle at that location. 

According to APD, both individuals gave false names to the officers.

Officials said officers attempted to remove Abdnor from the vehicle to be fully identified. That is when officers said Abdnor accelerated the vehicle with one of the officers holding onto him, dragging the officer and causing him to fall to the ground.

The suspect drove westbound away from the scene and then southbound onto North Mirror.

APD said officers located the vehicle abandoned at SW 3rd and Mirror. Shlenz was found in a backyard on the 300 block of S. Aldredge and was taken into custody. Abdnor was pursued and taken into custody on the 300 block of S. Aldredge. 

According to APD, Abdnor has two warrants for burglary and one warrant for arson out of Liberal, Kansas. He was arrested for his warrants and original charges for Aggravated Assault Against a Public Servant, Fraudulent Use/Possession of Identifying Information, Evading Arrest or Detention with a Vehicle, and Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle.

Schlenz was arrested for Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle and Fraudulent Use/Possession of Identifying Information. 

Both were booked into the Potter County Detention Center. 

Officials said the vehicle that the suspects were in was found to be stolen out of Kansas. 

The officer received minor injuries from the incident.


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