Suspect charged after Middletown police officer struck, dragged

A Middletown man is facing numerous charges, including attempted murder after he allegedly struck and dragged a police officer who was trying to arrest him

MIDDLETOWN - A Middletown man is facing numerous charges, including attempted murder after he allegedly struck and dragged a police officer who was trying to arrest him on several warrants.

Authorities say 37-year-old Gregory Canova is also accused of injuring another officer. Police officials say Middletown Police Cpl. Daniel Murdoch was trying to arrest Canova around 11 a.m. yesterday when he was struck by Canova's vehicle. Murdoch was then dragged a short distance when Canova drove off.

Another Middletown officer, Sgt. Charles Terefenko, began pursuing Canova, who allegedly rammed the officer's patrol car. But Canova was soon captured after his vehicle crashed.

Murdoch and Terefenko were treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries and were released later in the day.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Two Ridgewood firefighters were hurt battling house fire 1 2 firefighters hurt battling house fire in Glen Rock
Crews battled a large fire at the Marcal 2 Crews battle fire at Marcal Paper building in Elmwood Park
News 12 hit the streets to find out 3 Word on the Street: Favorite U.S President
4 12 on Health: Foods that help fight diseases
5 VIDEO: Extended video from 'Not My President's Day' rally in NYC

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE