Man arrested after fleeing traffic stop, dragging trooper

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- Authorities say a man has been charged after he drove away during a traffic stop, dragging a trooper several feet.

Russell Patrick Richards, 35, was arrested for aggravated assault of a public servant and evading arrest.

DPS troopers say they stopped Richards on IH-45 southbound Wednesday night. According to authorities, Richards drove away, dragging a trooper.

The trooper was transported to Conroe Regional Medical where he was treated for minor injuries, and later released.

Authorities searched for Richards for hours before he was apprehended in a wooded area near Tuscany Woods Dr.
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