A Niagara Falls man wanted by authorities for allegedly dragging a Falls narcotics detective from a vehicle while fleeing was arrested Wednesday evening, Falls police announced.
Officers with the U.S. Marshals Task Force, assisted by Falls narcotics detectives, located and arrested Donald Rodgers, 28, about 7:30 p.m. on Elmwood Avenue in the Falls, police officials said in a statement Thursday.
Rodgers was in possession of a loaded .45 caliber Taurus handgun, 6 grams of suspected cocaine, 20 hydrocodone pills and more than $1,300 in cash when he was taken into custody, police said.
On May 20, Rodgers allegedly dragged a detective while fleeing. Officials said the detective suffered minor injuries in the incident.
Rodgers is scheduled to be arraigned in City Court on felony counts of assault and weapons possession.
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Chief of the Breaking News/Criminal Justice Desk
I've worked at The Buffalo News since 2005. I previously worked as a reporter at the New York Daily News and the Charlotte Observer and was a special correspondent for the Los Angeles Times.