Man accused of dragging woman behind car in Belfast Co-op parking lot

Posted Nov. 29, 2011, at 4:14 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 30, 2011, at 12:10 p.m.

BELFAST, Maine — Police have arrested a man who allegedly dragged a woman behind his car Tuesday afternoon in the Belfast Co-op parking lot.

Timothy Moody, 20, of Monroe had been having an argument a little before 1 p.m. with a 24-year-old woman, according to interim Police Chief Walter Corey of the Belfast Police Department. She was leaning into Moody’s car window when he began calling her names, grabbed her arm and then started driving, Corey said.

“He dragged her probably a couple hundred feet, then let go of her,” the chief said.

Concerned bystanders called police as Moody drove away to let them know about the incident.

The woman suffered bumps and bruises to her arm and to her right side, Corey said, but was not seriously injured and refused to be checked out by the responding ambulance.

She told police that she had met Moody just a couple of times before Tuesday.

Moody, who had no prior convictions of assault, heard from his father that Belfast police were looking for him. He contacted officers and came in to the police station that afternoon, where he was interviewed and then charged with aggravated assault, reckless conduct and driving to endanger.

He was taken to Waldo County Jail to be booked, Corey said.