November 23rd, 2009
03:20 PM ET

Cops: Driver drags officer

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/11/23/art.vert.crime.jeffery.lee.jpg caption="Jeffery Story is charged with attempted criminal homicide, resisting arrest, domestic assault and theft." width=292 height=320]

Gabriel Falcon
AC360° Writer

A driver accused of dragging a police officer with his car following a routine traffic stop is under arrest, authorities in Tennessee said today. Jeffery Story, 43, was apprehended Sunday night. He is charged with attempted criminal homicide, resisting arrest, domestic assault and theft.

In a media release, the Nashville Police Department credited the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force for capturing the fugitive after locating him walking near a farmer’s market.

According to investigators, Officer Carlos Anderson pulled Story over on Wednesday for having non-working tail lights on his pick-up truck. A criminal background check revealed that Story was wanted on several outstanding warrants for theft, domestic assault and failure to appear on a suspended license.

Anderson and another officer asked Story to step out of his truck, police said. Instead of complying with the order, Story allegedly attempted to drive off at a high rate of speed, with Anderson hanging from the door.

After several yards, the officer was thrown to the ground as Story sped away, officials said. Anderson was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for cuts and bruises. He was released a short time later.

Story is now being held on $518,000 bond.

Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Gabe Falcon
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. travis from ks,

    it should be $518,000,000 just cause he had the guts to drag a law officer he crazy!

    November 23, 2009 at 4:19 pm |
  2. Tim Gibson

    I am sure this has to be racially motivated right, racial profiling and use of the n word when asking him to step out of the truck. Isn't that the way the story seems to turn anymore.

    November 23, 2009 at 4:05 pm |