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☷ City of Franklin Tennessee - Officers recovering after being dragged run over by fleeing suspect
City of Franklin , state Tennessee ( By Press Release office)
Two Franklin Police Officers were injured yesterday after a fleeing suspect drug them from his car , running one of the officers over . At 10:20 , Sunday morning , an officer stopped 26 - year - old Roy Nicholson , of Columbia , on I - 65 N , between Murfreesboro Rd . and McEwen Drive . The Officer , who was initially investigating a traffic violation , asked Nicholson to step out of his car after seeing a gun in the vehicle and smelling marijuana . Once outside of the car , Nicholson began actively resisting the officer .
In this dramatic dash - cam video , you see Nicholson break away from the officer , get back into his car where a firearm was present , and then drag Officer Dustyn Stevens and an assisting Officer , Matt Lamarr , down the Interstate , before running over Officer Stevens during his getaway .
Columbia , TN
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Citizens who saw this occurring followed the suspect vehicle , providing updated location information that helped additional responding officers locate and take Nicholson into custody outside of the Franklin Walmart immediately following the assault .
Stevens , a four - year Franklin Police Officer , was transported to Vanderbilt , where he was treated and released . Officer Lamar’s injuries appeared to be superficial , not requiring immediate medical treatment . Lamarr is a 16 - year Franklin Police veteran .
Nicholson , charged with x2 counts of Aggravated Assault Against a First Responder and Felony Evading is free on the $40 , 000 bond set by the Magistrate . He is due in court at 1:00 on June 9 . Additional charges are expected in this case .
Franklin Police say it is amazing that no one was more seriously injured , and that what we see in this video clearly shows
the importance of drivers adhering to Tennessee’s Move Over Law .
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