Two arrested in South Boston moped larceny, officer dragged during pursuit

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BOSTON — Two men were arrested early Sunday morning after attempting to steal a moped in South Boston, leading to a chase and a violent struggle with police.

At about 12:31 a.m., officers from the anti-crime unit of District C-6 were alerted by Boston Police Operations to three individuals seen cutting a lock and trying to take a moped.

Upon arriving at the scene, police observed two suspects riding mopeds and a third walking one.

When ordered to stop, the suspect on foot pushed the moped at the officers and fled, prompting a foot chase.

Another suspect instructed the fleeing individual to jump on the back of his moped, which they then accelerated, dragging an officer who had managed to grab hold.

The officer was dragged until the suspect on the back was pulled off, leading to a struggle before the suspect was handcuffed with help from other responding officers.

Meanwhile, the moped operator collided with a vehicle and attempted to escape but was swiftly apprehended by police.

Billy Huynh, 20, and Christopher Jolliemore, 40, both of Boston, were arrested and face charges including larceny of a motor vehicle, destruction of property, disturbing the peace, assault and battery on a police officer, and resisting arrest.

They are slated for arraignment in South Boston District Court.

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