Roswell suspect escapes after police cars crash

Posted at: 03/11/2014 5:33 PM
By: Lauren Hansard, KOB Eyewitness News 4

A traffic stop ended up looking like a scene out of a movie Monday night in Roswell.

One officer was dragged, another crashed into a pole, and a third officer slammed into the back of that police car.

The police cars were damaged, but the good news is the Roswell police officers are doing okay.

“Bumps, bruises, scrapes, that sort of thing," said Sabrina Morales, Public Information Officer for the Roswell Police Department.

Police say an officer was trying to stop 36-year-old Brian Rudloff of Odessa, Texas.

The officer says when he walked up to Rudloff's window, Rudloff went to grab for something.

That's when the officer grabbed on to him.

Police say at that point, Rudloff took off, dragging the officer behind his car for about 30 feet.

Rudloff kept going.

Police say the two other officers ended up crashing when they went to the scene to help.

“It was a little chaotic for officers but luckily with everything that happened none of them were severely injured," said Morales.

Investigators found Rudloff’s car in the parking lot of a hotel in Roswell, but no sign of him.

Police are still trying to find Rudloff.

If you have any information, call the Roswell Police Department at 575-624-6770.