Man Found Guilty of Dragging Marshal Across Freeway

Matthew Motsenbocker,

By Sarah Grieco
|  Thursday, Aug 22, 2013  |  Updated 11:17 PM PDT
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The fugitive accused of dragging a deputy US marshal more than 100 yards on a San Diego freeway last July appeared in court Wednesday.
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The man accused of dragging a deputy U.S. marshal more than one hundred yards on a San Diego freeway was found guilty on Thursday.

Matthew Motsenbocker
was convicted on 13 counts including assault with a deadly weapon.

Prosecutors say Motsenbocker drove off when a marshal tried to take the keys from his ignition during a traffic stop in Clairemont in July 2012.

The marshal got trapped on top of the car while Motsenbocker tried to get away and was then thrown from the hood after being dragged 100 yards. The marshal then managed to pull out his weapon and shoot the suspect in the torso, bringing the speeding vehicle to a halt.

The agent later recovered and Motsenbocker suffered minor injuries.

Motsenbocker faces up to 29 years in prison and will be sentenced later this year.

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