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Man accused of dragging someone 4 blocks with car

A Nisbet man faces assault-related charges for allegedly dragging a man four blocks with his 1995 Subaru Legacy moments after the driver and three other men in the car stole marijuana from him, according to South Williamsport Patrolman Devin Thompson.

Thompson saw a man being dragged by a car in the 1500 block of Riverside Drive about 3:15 a.m. on July 6, and immediately activated his cruiser’s emergency lights to get the driver to stop, which he did.

“Thank God, you just saved my life,” Michael Campbell, the man being dragged, told the officer.

“Campbell’s right shoe was missing and his sock was torn open,” Thompson said in an affidavit, adding that the man’s “knees were skinned and scraped.”

Thompson called for additional officers to assist him at the scene.

Behind the wheel was Travis Jack Wagner, 20, of 759 W. Village Drive, who has been charged with simple assault, recklessly endangering, conspiracy to commit theft and possession of 20 grams of marijuana he allegedly stole from Campbell, Thompson said.

Wagner is alleged to have plotted with the three men in his car to take marijuana from someone on the street. They met with Campbell in the 1100 block of West Southern Avenue, and Wagner started to pull away after Campbell allegedly gave him the controlled substance, Thompson said he was told.

However, as Wagner was driving away, Campbell held on to the car and was dragged four blocks until Thompson saw them. Wagner was arraigned this week before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman and released on $2,500 bail.

One of the men in the car, Zyhiir S. Dorsey, 21, of 911 High St., has been charged with conspiracy to commit theft as well as possession of 11 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He remains jailed in the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Charges are pending the two other men in the car, according to police.