A Williamson County deputy is receiving praise from his superiors after a scary incident Saturday night, in which he was dragged by a suspect’s car, reports WKRN.
Andy Cordan of WKRN reports that the incident took place at 7:45pm Saturday night at the Taco Bell on Highway 96 in Franklin.
Deputy Cody Richardson responded to a call from Taco Bell employees that a man was asleep in the drive thru. That man has been identified as Tyrone Jackson. Jackson’s 9-year-old daughter is reported to have been in the front seat. Deputy Richardson asked Jackson if he had had any alcohol to drink and if there was marijuana in the car. He then reached inside the car to put it in park and Jackson began to drive, dragging Deputy Richardson behind him.
Jackson was charged with nine counts that include: driving under the influence, evading arrest, aggravated assault, resisting stop/arrest, simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, and reckless endangerment.
He’s currently out of jail on a $32,500 bond. He’s due in court Dec. 13.
Read the entire report from WKRN here.