Virginia Beach officer dragged several feet during traffic stop, police find AK-47 in suspect’s trunk

Posted at 3:19 PM, Mar 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-05 15:20:20-05

Vontrae Lamar Valentine

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A Virginia Beach officer was dragged a few feet during a traffic stop, according to police.

It happened on I-264 near First Colonial Road at around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Authorities said the officer was not seriously hurt.

The suspect was being pulled over for speeding and provided false information, according to police.

The door was open to the suspect’s car, and when the officer tried to remove the suspect he hit the gas in an attempt to get away.

He was arrested a short time later and police said they found an AK-47 in the truck of the car.

22-year-old Vontrae Lamar Valentine was arrested and charged with Eluding, Giving false ID to Police, Assault on Police Officer and Possession of/Transport Firearms by a Convicted Felon.