Suspected shoplifter accused of dragging officer captured

The woman is facing several serious charges.

MARIETTA, GA. - A suspected shoplifter who allegedly dragged a Woodstock police officer while trying to escape has been arrested.

According to Woodstock Police, the incident happened on Wednesday at the Kohl’s department store on Highway 92. When he got to the scene, he saw the suspect, Amy Ridge, and tried to talk to her. Instead, authorities said she tried to drive off.

The officer made contact with Ridge's car door but wasn’t injured and was treated at the scene and released. He's now at home with his family.

Marietta police said Ridge was caught within an hour around the area of Barnes Mill and Merritt roads. 

She has been charged with aggravated assault against a police officer, theft by shoplifting, obstruction of an officer, fleeing and attempting to elude, reckless driving, possession of a schedule II drug, and an expired tag. A judge has not issued bond.

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