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The suspect in a high speed chase crashed her car near Headwaters Country Club in Park Rapids Tuesday afternoon. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Updated: Park Rapids officer injured after being dragged by shoplifting suspect in high speed getaway attempt

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A Park Rapids police officer was injured trying to detain a shoplifting suspect Tuesday afternoon, who then led police on a high speed chase through Park Rapids.


Carrie Parks was dragged nearly two blocks through the Walmart parking lot as she tried to grab the keys and turn off the ignition when the suspect became uncooperative and indicated she wanted to leave.

Police Chief Terry Eilers said she will be OK, but lost much of the skin on one leg and foot.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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