Judge refuses to dismiss charges against paralyzed man

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CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A judge has refused to dismiss gun and drug charges against a New Jersey man paralyzed during his arrest almost five years ago, saying he believes the defendant could probably make it to court and if not can appear via video feed.

The attorney for 25-year-old Xavier Ingram had argued earlier this month that he is too injured to leave his hospital bed, but prosecutors produced Facebook posts showing Ingram had left in a motorized wheelchair in past years.

NJ.com reports that a Superior Court judge said he believes Ingram "is not inextricably bound to his rehab center."

Ingram fell while running from Camden police during a June 2014 arrest, and police maintain the fall broke his neck. Ingram has alleged in a federal lawsuit that police caused his injuries.

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Information from: NJ.com, http://www.nj.com

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