Both passengers cooperated with police and were released. Neither was facing any charges related to the incident as of yesterday midday, Patten said, so their names were not released.
“They said they met the guy that day,” he said. “They’re claiming they asked to be let out.”
Zygarowski wasn’t interested in the services of a bail commissioner, police said, so he was jailed until his arraignment tomorrow in 10th Circuit Court in Salem.
Pearson suffered “bumps and bruises” in the initial struggle with Zygarowski, according to Patten. He was treated at Parkland Medical Center in Derry and released. Patten described the officer’s injuries as minor.
“The multi-agency, multi-state teamwork to get the suspect into custody and everybody safe and sound was outstanding,” Patten said.
Pearson was in a tough position, he said.
“It was an extremely dangerous situation for Adam Pearson, not only at the time of the original stop, but also down in Lawrence when the chase ended,” Patten said. “This could have ended tragically for any one of the people involved.”