Man accused of trying to run over deputy jailed in Montgomery County

Courtesy: Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 25-year-old man has been arrested after authorities say he tried to run over a Montgomery County deputy over the weekend.

According to a release from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Joshua Hamilton allegedly drove away when deputies tried to pull him over early Saturday morning as he approached an accident at the intersection of Highway 149 and 48.

Deputies said they were attempting to stop Hamilton after they reported smelling marijuana coming from his car.

The sheriff’s office said Hamilton continued driving, turning onto Highway 149 where he allegedly drove his vehicle toward a deputy who was assisting with traffic control involving the accident.

The deputy was able to jump out of the way to avoid being hit.

Hamilton then, according to authorities, drove off at a high rate of speed.

He was later found with the help of a Tennessee Department of Transportation employee after his vehicle went down an embankment and into a field at Cumberland and Hillwood drives.

He was taken into custody and is charged with aggravated assault, DUI, felony evading arrest and reckless driving and several drug charges.

Deputies said Hamilton admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day.

Nine grams of heroin, 21 grams of mushrooms, 20 LSD tabs, 270 grams of marijuana and other drugs were found in his vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office.

His bond is set at $111,000.