Police nab suspect accused of dragging officer

Monday, November 23, 2009 at 2:15pm
Staff Reports
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After ramming a patrol car and trying to flee on foot, the man investigators believe drove away from a traffic stop last week and dragged a police officer for several yards was apprehended last night.

Officers Sunday night apprehended Jeffery Story, 43, who on Wednesday allegedly raced away from East Precinct Officer Carlos Anderson at a high rate of speed, dragging the officer with his car. Anderson, a nine-year police department veteran, was treated for bruises and abrasions at Vanderbilt University Medical Center .

According to reports, members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force spotted Story driving a Ford Mustang on Spring Street at 7:45 p.m. Sunday. When officers pursued, Story fled across the Jefferson Street Bridge, police said.

A short time later, East Precinct Detective Brian Brown and Central Precinct Officer James Thornton attempted to stop Story at 5th Avenue North and Garfield Street. Story rammed Officer Thornton’s police car and drove off at a high rate of speed. Officer Thornton was not injured, but his patrol car sustained moderate damage.

Officers saturated the area, and at 8:30 p.m., Story was spotted walking on 8th Avenue North in front of the Farmers Market. He had changed clothes and, initially, gave officers a false name. He was taken into custody without further incident.

Story is charged with attempted criminal homicide for Wednesday’s incident involving Anderson who had stopped Story at the intersection of Meridian and Arrington Streets for non-working taillights.

During the stop Anderson learned Story was wanted on outstanding warrants for domestic assault, theft and failure to appear on a suspended license. When officers asked Story to step out of the vehicle, Story sped off on Arrington Street with Officer Anderson hanging from the door.

Additionally, Story is now charged with resisting arrest, domestic assault and theft. He is being held in lieu of $518,000 bond.


1 Comment on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/23/09 at 2:34

I'm glad Officer Anderson is okay.