LPD Asking For Information On Suspect That Dragged Officer 100 Feet
The Lubbock Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the driver that's said to have dragged an officer with their motorcycle after a traffic stop.
As previously reported, the suspect was located driving their vehicle in the 3000 block of Idalou Road without a license at around 2:30 a.m. on Monday, April 5th. It's since been confirmed that the suspect was driving a motorcycle.
An officer initiated a traffic stop, and when the officer told the suspect to turn off his motorcycle, they didn't comply and attempted to flee the scene, according to police reports. The officer attempted to stop the suspect from fleeing and grabbed the motorcycle. The officer wasn't able to let go and was dragged around 100 feet before freeing himself.
The officer is said to have suffered injuries to his hand.
Additional Lubbock Police Officers were able to locate the motorcycle rider later on and tried to initiate another traffic stop, to which the suspect fled again.
The only description available is that the suspect (pictured above) was a younger male that was wearing a red helmet with stripes and a dark-colored backpack. The suspect was riding a green motorcycle.
Anyone with information on the suspect's identity is asked to call Detective Joe Camacho at 806-775-2430 or Crime Line at 806-741-1000. Callers can remain anonymous.
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