Suspect drags off-duty officer

PICKENS — The Pickens Police Department needs the public’s help in finding a man that they say dragged an off-duty officer through the parking lot at Ingles in Pickens.
According to a release from the police department, an off-duty officer attempted to stop a suspected shoplifter in the parking lot of the store Sunday before being dragged through the parking lot by the suspect’s vehicle.
The suspect is described as a white man in his mid-to-late thirties, about 5’9” and weighing approximately 150 lbs. The suspect, who sandy blonde hair and was wearing a ball cap at the time of the incident, is believed to have left the scene in a silver vehicle.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect and/or car is asked to contact officer Travis Riggs at the Pickens City Police Department at (864) 878-6366.