Seaford Man Sentenced After Dragging Trooper During Traffic Stop


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A Seaford man who tried to avoid arrest by driving off from a traffic stop in June of 2018 with the trooper hanging onto his vehicle has been sentenced to 4 years in prison.  A trooper stopped 30 year old Brandon Showell for running a stop sign, but as the officer approached Showell’s SUV, Showell put it in gear and began to move. The two struggled and Showell pushed the trooper from the vehicle – then Showell got out and started to run off on foot.  He was arrested after a short chase.  Showell pleaded guilty last month to 2nd degree assault and other offenses. Besides the prison time, Showell was also sentenced to 6 months of work release followed by 1 year of probation.