A “routine” traffic stop turned out to be anything but when three gang members in the vehicle kidnapped Officer Brian Wallace, dragging him into the car and fleeing the scene. Cory Moody was stopped by Wallace, who smelled drugs in the car, and told to exit the vehicle. Then, Moody rushed back to the driver’s seat, attempting to flee.
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The traffic stop occurred in Marietta, Georgia, when Wallace caught the scent of drugs emanating from the vehicle. Moody was told to exit the car but ran back into the driver’s seat of his white Ford Fusion part way through the traffic stop.
Wallace pursued Moody but was unexpectedly grabbed by the suspect. Moody placed him in a headlock and dragged Wallace into the car.
As Wallace struggled to free himself, the car was put into drive.
Sergeant Brian Honea, who was near his patrol car, rushed over to try and pull Wallace out of the vehicle but was pushed out of the way.
The vehicle drove off with the driver’s side door still open, and a high-speed chase ensued.
As things progressed, other police officers joined the pursuit.
The suspect’s car came to a stop approximately one mile away after traveling down a dead end road, and one of the men leaped out of the vehicle and tried to flee on foot. However, police officers quickly caught up with the man.
According to a report by the Daily Mail, marijuana and handguns were found in the vehicle, and the three men were identified as gang members from Massachusetts.
In a Facebook post, the Marietta Police Department stated, “While charges are not finalized yet, Cory Moody, Eyzaiya Moody and Walter Gadson Jr all face charges ranging from Assault, Obstruction, Fleeing and Eluding, Kidnaping, Felon in possession of a firearm including the original traffic violation charges.”