Officer dragged by vehicle during traffic stop

March 11, 2014 • Local News


One Roswell Police officer was dragged 30 feet by a vehicle and two patrol units were damaged when officials attempted to catch a male subject, identified as Brian Rudloff, 36, of Odessa, Texas.

According to a news release, the incident occurred around 10:20 p.m., Monday, when an officer pulled Rudloff over at the intersection of Third and [auth] Main Street.

The officer asked Rudloff to get out of the vehicle for a field sobriety test. The release states that while he was still inside the vehicle, Rudloff reached over as if to grab something. The officer then leaned into the vehicle to stop Rudloff when he started driving. The officer was pulled along with the vehicle.

Additional officers responded to the scene. An accident occurred between two patrol cars in the 3000 block of Detta Loop. The first vehicle hit a pole and a second collided with the first. The accident is being investigated.

Rudloff’s vehicle was later located in the parking lot of Comfort Inn on North Main St., where it had been abandoned. Rudloff was not registered as a guest.

RPD detectives are searching for Rudloff. He is described 5 feet, 9 inches tall and 145 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone who knows of Rudloff’s whereabouts, is urged to contact the Roswell Police Department (624-6770), or Crime Stoppers (1-888-594-8477).

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