Woman injured after being dragged by car

May 10, 2010 12:05:43 PM PDT
A woman is hospitalized after being dragged about 100 yards alongside a moving SUV. Police are investigating whether the victim knew the man behind the wheel. The critically injured victim was taken to Ben Taub Hospital where she was rushed into surgery. Homicide detectives say it all started with an argument with an ex-boyfriend who showed up at the woman's northeast Houston home early Monday morning.

The woman, who family members identify as Myra Oliva, 22, apparently went outside when she heard the alarm sounding on the family's Ford Escape. She reportedly saw her ex-boyfriend, along with a group of people, in another car in her driveway.

Family members say someone had broken a window on the family's SUV, and when Oliva went to confront her ex, someone either grabbed her hand or her arm and drove off with her alongside the vehicle. Police say Oliva was dragged down the block about 100 yards.

Viviana Oliva, the victim's sister, recalled, "She came out here and that's when everything happened. He just burned off with her, and somebody was holding her hand to the passenger's side."

Oliva was left in the street until medics could get to her. The suspects fled the scene.

Then shortly after noon today, one person was arrested after a standoff with police in east Houston. At this point, it's not clear who was taken into custody, but investigators tell us the arrest was related to the dragging incident.

Stay with Eyewitness News and abc13.com for the latest on this still-developing story.


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