Police Officer Seriously Injured Friday Night While Arresting 18-Year-Old Man at House Party
JACKSON, TN, July 23, 2012 -- On Friday around 10:50 p.m. Jackson police received a loud noise complaint at 114 Northpointe Drive.
Officer Tommy Ferguson and Officer Joseph King responded and saw several vehiclesin the driveway and parked on both sides of the road. As the officers were walking up the driveway, they saw the lights in the back yard turn off and around 10 to 12 people run through the back yard, jump a fence and run between neighboring homes.
The officers observed a cooler filled with beer and several other bottles of beer and liquor in the back yard. The
officers encountered another group of 6 to 8 people at the house who didn't run. They were found to be either juveniles or adults who were not the legal drinking age.
Officer King determined that Charles Davis Exum, 18, had consumed alcohol. King attempted to arrest Exum but he refused and physically resisted. King stepped back and rolled his ankle but maintained his grasp on Exum. Ferguson heard King yelling and came to his aid. Ferguson observed King on the ground struggling with Exum.
Both officers gave Exum verbal commands to stop resisting or he would be tased. Exum refused commands and Ferguson deployed his taser, which was effective.
Exum was taken into custody for underage consumption of alcohol and resisting arrest. He was transported to the Madison County Jail.
King experienced severe pain in his ankle and drove himself to the emergency room at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. He was treated for a fractured fibula.
Charles Exum, of 32 Charleston Square in Jackson, posted $5,000 bond and was released from jail Saturday morning. He appeared Monday morning in Jackson City Court and pleaded not guilty. His next scheduled court appearance is August 13 in City Court.
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