Teen accused of killing Ariel Russo set to be arraigned in officer-dragging case

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NEW YORK (PIX11) -- The teenage driver suspected of fatally running over a 4-year-old girl in Manhattan is set to be arraigned Tuesday in another case involving alleged motor vehicle misdeeds.

Franklin Reyes, 18, will face a judge on charges he unlawfully fled from and assaulted a police officer earlier this month.

In his latest run-in with the law, Reyes is accused of dragging a police officer with his car, which he was allegedly operating without a license.

It’s the latest set of charges for the teen who has been in and out of courtrooms since last summer, when he allegedly  hit Russo walking with her grandmother near West 97th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. He was allegedly driving without a license that day and fleeing from police when the deadly crash happened.

In July of this year, Reyes was charged with petit larceny for his alleged role in the looting of a dead woman’s apartment, charges which his father was also accused of, the Daily News reported.

Authorities said Reyes and his father swiped more than $2,000 worth of jewelry, cash and wine from the home of the woman who had recently died of brain cancer, according to the Daily News.

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