Man tries to run over officer at south Nashville Krispy Kreme

Man tries to run over officer at south Nashville Krispy Kreme (Image 1)
Man tries to run over officer at south Nashville Krispy Kreme (Image 1)

A man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly tried to run over a police officer at a Krispy Kreme drive-thru in south Nashville.

According to an affidavit, an officer spotted a white Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck driving with no headlights Friday night down Nolensville Pike near Paragon Mills Road.

When the vehicle wouldn’t pull over, the officer reportedly drove up next to the truck and made eye contact with the driver, who then sped off.

The registered owner of the vehicle is listed as Randy Jones, according to an affidavit, and the officer confirmed he was the person behind the wheel. A computer check showed Jones’ driver license was revoked.

Later that night the same truck was seen turning onto Nolensville Pike and reportedly ran a red light. An officer followed the truck into the parking lot of Krispy Kreme on Thompson Lane and pulled into the drive-thru and attempted to block Jones from leaving.

According to an affidavit, the officer exited his patrol car to investigate if Jones had left his vehicle. At that point, Jones, 50, allegedly drove around the corner in the direction of the officer and accelerated while the officer yelled at him to stop.

The officer claimed he pushed off the truck so he wouldn’t be hit, and in the process, cut his hand on the passenger side mirror.

Jones was pulled over a third time early Saturday morning after he appeared to be impaired. A second affidavit states that he had blood shot eyes, was sweating profusely, and had dilated pupils. Police reportedly found a white powdery substance in his vehicle that field tested for cocaine base.

Jones was charged with driving under the influence, aggravated assault on an officer with a deadly weapon, driving on a revoked license and other charges. He was also found guilty of DUI for an incident in November 2013.

Jones’ bond was set at $48,000.

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