Woman Accused in Towing Operator Dragging Death Says She Feared for Her Safety

May 16th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

News reports indicate that attorneys representing a woman accused in the dragging death of towing operator Allen Lee Rose said she feared for her safety when she fled in her vehicle, killing Rose, who died Feb. 23 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Police say Detra Farries drove away in an illegally-parked SUV Rose was attempting to tow. The operator became entangled in a cable attached to the vehicle and was dragged for more than a mile, reports said.

During a May 13 preliminary hearing, Farries’ defense lawyers told a judge that witnesses saw Rose run after Farries’ vehicle with a knife. Public defenders also said Farries had limited visibility behind her vehicle because of broken and obscured mirrors.

Charges against Farries include manslaughter, vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. The hearing continues May 23.