FALL RIVER (WBSM) — The 22-year-old man who dragged a veteran Fall River police officer several hundred feet after striking him with an ATV has been sentenced.

According to Fall River Police, Jeremias Cabral was sentenced today to two years in the Bristol County House of Correction for the November 4, 2022 incident in which a 17-year veteran of the Fall River Police Department was dragged several hundred feet by Cabral’s ATV as he attempted to flee the traffic stop.

Following an investigation, Cabral was arrested on December 5, 2022.

Courtesy Fall River Police
Courtesy Fall River Police

He was convicted on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, assault and battery on a police officer, negligent operation of a recreational vehicle causing serious bodily injury, and operating a recreational vehicle on a public way.

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When Cabral struck the officer, he had only been days removed from being released on bail after he allegedly was involved in an incident that led to an Amber Alert, when it was believed a six-month-old child and its mother had been abducted in Dartmouth.

In that incident, he faced charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and larceny under $1,200 after he allegedly brandished a knife and stole the cell phone of a man who was in an apartment with the child and its mother, and then forced the mother and child into his car, which led to the mistaken Amber Alert.

As it turned out, the child was Cabral’s, and the mother said she got into the vehicle with him willingly.

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