Information from WYSH Radio
In February, WYSH Radio reported that a Rockwood police officer’s foot was run over by a suspect trying to elude arrest and that the suspect had not been apprehended. That changed on Thursday night when 26-year-old James Poland of Rockwood was arrested in Oak Ridge on charges stemming from the late-February incident.
Poland faces charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, reckless endangerment, and evading arrest, and at last check was being held in Anderson County for Roane County authorities. He is also facing three probation violation charges and two charges for driving on a revoked license.
The Rockwood Police Department said that on the afternoon of Feb. 27, an officer pulled over a car after noticing that neither occupant had on a seatbelt. Poland, who was the passenger in that car, ran when police pulled the car over, but circled a building, came back to the car, pushed the driver out of the way and sped off, running over an officer’s foot in the process. A short pursuit ensued, but Poland eluded capture until Thursday night.
The officer whose foot was run over suffered only minor injuries.
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