VIDEO: Marietta Officer Kidnapped By Gang Members On Video

A Marietta police officer was kidnapped by three gang members on Thursday.

Marietta, GA – Authorities say a Marietta police officer was kidnapped by Massachusetts gang members during a traffic stop, and taken on a wild ride on Thursday (video below).

Marietta Police Officer Brian Wallace made a traffic stop on a white Ford Fusion at about 7:30 a.m. on March 8, KSAZ reported.

Officer Wallace smelled marijuana and asked the driver, Cory Moody, to step out of the vehicle, police said.

The dashcam video from the officer’s police vehicle showed him patting down the driver for weapons.

Just as Officer Wallace’s backup arrived, the driver made a dash for the door and jumped back in his car.

Officer Wallace followed him, reaching into the vehicle to grab the suspect. Marietta Police Sergeant Brian Honea rushed to assist him.

But then the driver grabbed onto the police officer, and stomped on the gas, the video showed.

Officer Wallace was pulled into the vehicle as it took off, and Sgt. Honea was tossed to the pavement. He was not injured and scrambled to get safely away from the busy highway.

Police chased the suspect’s vehicle across highways, down gravel and dirt roads, and eventually, across a field where the car became stuck.

The chase went as fast as 71 mph at times, and police said Officer Wallace was trying to close the driver door of the car at that point so he wouldn’t fall out and be killed. Police said Officer Wallace was wresting with Moody throughout the chase.

Near the end of the chase, one suspect jumped out of the car and fled on foot. He was quickly apprehended, according to KSAZ.

Finally, when the suspect’s vehicle became stuck in the mud, police were able to take Moody and the other occupants into custody, and free Officer Wallace. Police K9 officers recovered two handguns that he been thrown out of the vehicle by the suspects.

Marietta police said Moody and his passengers, Eyzaiya Moody and Walter Gadson Jr., were arrested and booked into the Cobb County Jail.

“While charges are not yet finalized, Cory Moody (driver), Eyzaiya Moody and Walter Gadson Jr. (passengers) all face charges ranging from assault, obstruction, fleeing and eluding, kidnapping, felon in possession of a firearm and any traffic-related violations,” Officer Chuck McPhilamy, spokesperson for the Marietta Police Department, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The suspects were from Massachusetts and police have identified them as gang members, Officer McPhilamy said.

You can see the dash camera video of the kidnapping and pursuit below:

Comments (26)
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bronx163
bronx163

Savages should of been shot.

BobIn704
BobIn704

AGREE WITH YOU 100%.....damn dashcams sometimes catch TOO MUCH!

Phybil
Phybil

I don’t understand why they don’t blow out the tires with their guns. They can’t go too far or too fast without them!

reggimac
reggimac

Shoot the savages dead. if this wasn't on film, the thugs would say they were innocent and the liberals would be all over the police.

SnarkyCop
SnarkyCop

Editor

Tires are never shot at by patrol officers (may happen in rare situations with tactical officers.) Tires are somewhat bullet-resistant. Even if a bullet penetrates, it won't quickly flatten the tire. Tires are a relatively small moving target, and all bullets that hit the road (all of them) are all but guaranteed to ricochet, making them potentially fatal to other motorists.

Nebolex
Nebolex

Seems a little dramatic for a little weed.

Bob Sagett
Bob Sagett

I disagree! These were brave patriots combating a tyrannical government! May God himself bless these freedom defending gentlemen!

BlueLifeParent
BlueLifeParent

It weren't the weed. It was an act of defiance against law enforcement. Thugs need to be taught a lesson. Judge will probably pat them on the wrist.

Duder1897
Duder1897

Execute all of them.

Jsmoe
Jsmoe

Do you read ? Or just go straight to commenting. They were also felons in possession of forearms. Once they drug the officer they aren’t going to just say “yah he’s gone”.

Deepseatraveler
Deepseatraveler

As the proud wife of a sergeant who survived a kill shot in July they should be charged with attempted murder

COMBAT101ST
COMBAT101ST

I think the laws on possession of the dreaded "WEED" puts the Officers in a terrible position. Getting shot or shooting someone over it is just dumb.

Radicon71
Radicon71

I cant support BLM when most of arrest are of thugs. The BLM group needs to reach out to these people and explain young black men are shot today by cops cause the majority has no respect for law and the law are weary of who is who. We have a lot of respectable black folks in the country but the bad apples from a race (which is only 15%) has people looking like all of them are bad. FIX YOUR PROBLEM. Not ours to fix as you say.

M4D
M4D

You don't see this story plastered all over ABC news!

iseemorons
iseemorons

do you have any idea how stupid you are ?

b1rd
b1rd

@Unleashed watch the video.

Mic911
Mic911

The weed charge went out the window when they dragged the officer on the roadway!! I can see numerous violations in this video, not counting traffic

rounder355
rounder355

Nobody would have been shot over weed. Pulling a cop into the car and driving off, on the other hand, would have been completely justifiable. Your cause and effect is completely screwed.

Unleashed
Unleashed

I did.

rspurgeon
rspurgeon

back in the day there would have been a can of whoop ass delivered for sure and deservedly so

uncabubba
uncabubba

Hpeterson10579, if you watch the video you will see a man who appears to be black run from the car and another get out with his hands raised. That's not bias that's observation, and you don't know the race of the Cop who was grabbed either. Kinda shows your bias .

Puddy
Puddy

Unleashed...watch it again. You can tell it’s a black POS in the first 2 seconds of the video...

Laserscottman
Laserscottman

Can I assume the cops LEARNED a lesson? Like BLOCK the obvious FELON's CAR so he cannot just leave when you THINK he gave up, but didn't? Could have turned out worse for other officers! THEY are all that matters supremely! Obvious FELONS are secondary--ALWAYS!