Deputy Dragged From Car During Traffic Stop

STANTON – A Madison man is in jail after authorities say he dragged a deputy with his car during a traffic stop.

24-year old Roman Jennings was arrested early Friday. Stanton County Sheriff Mike Unger says Jennings was pulled over for expired plates east of Norfolk, when the deputy reported smelling marijuana and saw a gun in the car.

Sheriff Unger says at that point Jennings took off in his car…dragging the deputy and throwing him onto the highway as Jennings sped away.

Jennings led authorities on a chase that almost reached speeds of 100 miles per hour. Authorities believe he threw his gun out the window during the chase.

Jennings was eventually stopped and arrested north of Stanton on numerous felony charges.

The deputy was treated and released from Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.