A Metro Nashville Police Department officer was injured on the job Wednesday night as he attempted to take a man into custody.
Officer Garret Blunier pulled over a vehicle driven by Jairo Hoseas Santos, 37, for running a stop sign in Antioch around 9 p.m. Wednesday. Santos complied with instructions to exit the car, but he took off running when Blunier approached him, according to police.
A foot chase ensued and Blunier suffered an injury to his head, which police believe may have occurred when he ran into a tree branch. Blunier was temporarily knocked unconscious before fellow officers came to his aid.
Two juvenile girls who were also in Santos’ vehicle were detained. They helped identify Santos, and he was apprehended in the attic of his house at 3:35 a.m. on Thursday.
Santos was charged with resisting arrest, evading arrest, aggravated assault of an officer and driving on a revoked license.
Blunier was treated at Summit Medical Center, then released.