A Canton police officer was assaulted during a traffic stop in Canton,Tuesday.

The incident took place near the 1200 block of Louisiana Avenue around 3:15 p.m.

According to reports, officials attempted to stop the suspect for a traffic violation.

The suspect, Mario Pratt, refused commands from officers.

While being taken into custody, Pratt grabbed the officer and put him in a 'strangle hold' and dragged the officer into his car.

While fleeing the scene, Pratt attempted to strike a second officer.