Man charged with assaulting Metro officer in south Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Metro Nashville Police Department detective suffered a concussion while trying to arrest a man in south Nashville Friday night.

According to an arrest warrant, the suspect was driving down Charles E. Davis Boulevard when the detective initiated a traffic stop.

The detective reportedly initiated the traffic stop because he thought he recognized the suspect as someone who had outstanding arrest warrants.

The suspect, William Moore Jr., 33, reportedly stopped his car but then fled on foot.

The detective chased Moore and was able to catch up with him when Moore allegedly shoved and pulled the detective.

The detective reportedly suffered a  concussion and cuts to his arms and hands as the two men scuffled.

He was taken to TriStar Centennial Medical Center to be treated.

Metro police implemented changes after two officers were attacked in less than 24 hours in the same area.

The first attack happened when an officer was cut while responding to a call. The next night, another officer was attacked by a crowd as he attempted to arrest a man for assault.

Moore was booked into the Metro jail and charged with assault of an officer, resisting arrest, evading arrest and felony drug possession for marijuana and cocaine found in his car.

His bond was set at $75,000, and he is due in court on April 26.

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