Man arrested in dragging of Orlando police officer during stop

Officer Richard Fink suffers minor injuries; Trayston Morgan arrested

ORLANDO, Fla. – A man was arrested Wednesday on allegations of dragging an Orlando police officer during a traffic stop.

Trayston Morgan, 36, was arrested on a warrant for aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer with a motor vehicle, aggravated fleeing/eluding with injury/damage and resisting an officer with violence.

Orlando police said officers conducted a traffic stop around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at Kaley Street and Division Avenue.

The driver, later identified by police as Morgan, became combative, resisted officers' attempts to stop him and drove off, dragging Orlando police Officer Richard Fink, police said. Fink was able to separate himself from the vehicle and tried to run after the truck, but Morgan continued to flee the scene, police said.

Fink suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment, police said. He was later released.

Orlando Police Chief John Mina said the good news is that Fink's injuries are minor.

"He sustained a concussion. He was treated and released last night. He's now resting at home," Mina said. "He's in good spirits, looking forward to getting back to work."

Investigators said the truck was found abandoned nearby.

Fink was hired by the Orlando Police Department in March 2013.

According to Orlando police, Morgan was arrested in July on charges of burglary of a structure, grand theft, fleeing and eluding an officer, criminal mischief and resisting without violence. 

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