Public Affairs Specialist FBI Atlanta, Kevin Rowsen details incident at Wyndham hotel in Sandy Springs. Video by John Spink/AJC

Feds: Cobb man who dragged FBI agent with truck indicted

A Marietta man has been formally charged with breaking the arm and leg of an FBI agent while avoiding arrest in Sandy Springs. 

Cedrick Hill, 26, has been indicted and arraigned on a charge of assaulting an officer, federal prosecutors said in a news release Thursday.

In court records, investigators accuse Hill of pinning the agent’s arm in the door of a truck and dragging the officer a quarter-mile. The agent shot Hill twice with his free hand.

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This all happened Jan. 5 when agents went to the Wyndham Atlanta Galleria to arrest Hill for allegedly supplying methamphetamines to a gang-affiliated drug ring.

According to court records, an agent saw Hill in the foyer and told him he was under arrest. As the handcuffs went on, Hill darted into the lobby, jumped over the front desk counter and out the hotel with the agent behind him.

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Hill ran to a parked white Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The agent tried to stop Hill from getting in.

“The maneuver did not work, and Hill entered the truck and started the engine. The agent yelled for Hill to stop as the agent was lodged in the vehicle with his left arm wedged between the truck frame and driver’s side door,” according to court records.

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A gun was found on the shooting scene outside the Wyndham Atlanta Galleria. (JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM)

“With the agent dangling from the door,” Hill zipped through the parking lot and hit another vehicle, crushing the agent at the point of impact. That broke his arm and femur. 

With his free hand, the agent shot twice.

Hill drove out the hotel parking lot, crossed I-285 and turned down an access road before stopping the truck and releasing the agent on the side of the road, according to court documents.

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Hill drove back to the hotel, where he was treated then arrested. 

An FBI spokesman said in the news release that the agent was still recovering and “will have his day in court for this blatant attack on a federal officer.”

Hill’s next court date was not listed in a federal court database.

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