Officer assaulted during traffic stop, driver flees

Officer assaulted during traffic stop, driver flees (Image 1)
Officer assaulted during traffic stop, driver flees (Image 1)

A man accused of assaulting a Metro police officer was arrested over the weekend.

According to a police affidavit, Anthony Williams, 48, was pulled over for running a stop sign on Monday.

When the officer asked for his identification, Williams refused.  He then put his vehicle in gear.

The officer instinctively grabbed the frame of Williams' car and told him to stop.

As the vehicle was moving, the officer began running alongside.

According to the officer, Williams yelled he was going to “gun it,” jerked the vehicle to the right, and fled.

The officer fell to the ground.  He received injuries to his hip and knee.

Following an investigation of the vehicle's registered owner, Williams was placed in a photo line-up and was identified by the officer.

He was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault of an officer Friday.

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