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Valdosta cop dragged by fleeing driver

Bobbi McGraw Bobbi McGraw
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - About 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, Valdosta Police Officer Donald Richmond stopped a driver on Moody Drive. Richmond lost his footing as he was approaching the car and the driver began to drive off, dragging Richmond.

Richmond radioed for assistance and gave a description of the vehicle and occupants. The vehicle was found abandoned at the intersection of University Drive and Seymour Street. Investigators said that items that tested positive for the presence of narcotics were located in the vehicle. 

"The officer was kind of caught up in holdin' on to the vehicle at the time. He was drug for approximately about 700, 750 feet," explained Valdosta Police Department Captain Bobbi McGraw.

Investigators would not specify Wednesday what type of narcotics were found in the car or what kind of car it was. 

VPD K-9 units searched the area for the suspects without success, but they have leads and information regarding the identity of the driver and passenger of the vehicle.

Richmond sustained scrapes and abrasions to his arms and legs and required minor medical treatment.

Anyone having any information regarding this crime is urged to contact the Valdosta Police Department at 229-242-2606.

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