WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Dash cam video of a wanted man’s traffic stop and subsequent arrest show the state of mind of a suspect accused of lying about his identity because he didn’t want to go back to jail.
The video, taken Monday on State Route 840 and Nolensville Road, shows officers Debbie Rogers and Kevin Jones dealing with Michael Rose, wanted on outstanding warrants from DeKalb County.
Rose is eventually cuffed and placed on the ground but acts combative, trying to get up several times.
The 31-year-old complains the cuffs are too tight, so the officers oblige him, attempting to make them looser.
That’s when the struggle begins.
“According to the officers, he had superhuman strength,” said Captain Roddy Parker with the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office.
At one point, the video shows Rose slinging Officer Rogers to the ground.
After nearly five minutes of struggling, he is placed into the back of the patrol car only to somehow escape, resulting in a four-hour manhunt in the nearby woods.
“The whole situation is still under review to find out what happened and what we can do better next time,” Capt. Parker said.
“They didn’t know exactly what they had with Mr. Rose at that point in time, and they were not trying to hurt him any more than they had to,” he continued.
According to authorities, Rose admitted to being high on meth, which could be where his seemingly superhuman strength came from.
Rose reportedly said he was fearful of violating his probation, which would mean going back to jail for four years. He was ultimately charged with resisting arrest, escape and criminal impersonation.
Rose is being held on $9,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Williamson County court on July 16 at 1 p.m.