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MBPD: Man dragged by moving car then run over during strong arm robbery

Myrtle Beach police arrested a woman in connection with a strong arm robbery Saturday night and are seeking another suspect after a victim was assaulted, dragged across a gas station parking lot while hanging out of a moving car, and run over, authorities said.

Michele Lee Parker, 46, of Myrtle Beach, was charged with strong arm robbery and was being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center on a $25,000 bond on Tuesday morning, according to jail records.

Officers were called to a Kangaroo gas station at 1695 U.S. 501 about 7:30 p.m. Saturday where police met three witnesses who said they saw a fight inivolving Parker, a male suspect, and the victim on the east side of the gas station parking lot, according to the police report.

The witnesses told authorities that a male suspect had a man in a headlock while the victim was hanging out of the passenger-side window of a car while it was in motion, police said. Witnesses told police the victim was dragged about 40 feet before the victim fell from the car and was run over, police said.

The car then headed easton U.S. 501. Police found the car and Parker, who authorities said was the driver, at the Scotchman at 1101 Third Ave. S., according to the report. Police said the male suspect left the area before they arrived.

The 27-year-old victim was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for treatment. Information on his condition was not available Tuesday.

Contact ELIZABETH TOWNSEND at 626-0217 or on Twitter @TSN_etownsend.

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