NC teen charged in student's dragging death

November 22, 2011 - 12:50 PM

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A 16-year-old high school student in North Carolina is being charged with murder in the dragging death of another teenager.

Elizabeth City deputies say the student assaulted James Edward Holley Jr., pushed him out of a car and then drove away with the 17-year-old Holley hanging on the outside of the car by a seat belt. The car eventually crashed into a ditch.

The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reported (http://bit.ly/vyW0Ry ) Tuesday that the teen has been charged with first-degree murder.

Sheriff Randy Cartwright says deputies received a call just before 5 p.m. Sunday about a traffic accident southwest of Elizabeth City, which is in the northeast part of the state.