Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

November 15, 2012

Victim dragged by car trying to protect $13,000 cash



A Cumberland County man clung onto an envelope containing about $13,000 for a while as a vehicle with four passengers sped away with the money.

Michael Lynn Vaughn, 46, told investigators he was robbed by four men, who had approached him seeking a small loan.

Vaught had recently won $13,000 in a crash settlement and he told investigators that money was grabbed out of his hands and the vehicle speed away.

After being dragged down the road, one of the occupants struck the victim in the head with the butt of a shotgun, causing him to release his grip on the cash.


Details for this story were provided by The Crossville (Tenn.) Chronicle.