Police: Man Tried To Run Over Officer In Krispy Kreme Parking Lot

Police: Man Tried To Run Over Officer In Krispy Kreme Parking Lot

CREATED Jul 21, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A 50-year-old man was arrested on multiple charges after he allegedly tried to run down a police officer in the parking lot of Nashville Krispy Kreme.

Metropolitan Nashville Police arrested Randy Lee Jones Saturday following the incident on Friday night.

A Davidson County affidavit said the officer spotted a white Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck driving without headlights along Nolensville Pike near Paragon Mills around 11:10 p.m. After the officer attempted to pull over the truck, he then pulled up beside the car and made eye contact with the driver.

The affidavit said the man still did not stop, and sped off. The officer decided not to pursue him.

The officer was able to look up the registered owner of the vehicle. According to the affidavit, the officer was then able to confirm Jones as the driver by looking up his driver’s license, which was revoked.

As the officer was headed to Jones’ listed home address, he again spotted the truck run a red light at Nolensville Pike and Thompson Lane.

The truck then pulled into the Krispy Kreme parking lot. The officer followed, and blocked the drive-thru in an attempt to stop the truck from leaving the parking lot.

When the truck did not come around, the officer got out of his vehicle to see if Jones had gotten out of his truck.

The affidavit said the truck then came down the drive-thru toward the officer, and did not stop even after verbal commands from the officer. The officer said the truck accelerated, and he had to push off the vehicle in order to avoid being struck.

The officer suffered a cut to his left hand when it struck the passenger side mirror.

Jones was later stopped by another officer on Saturday, where he was arrested for DUI. In that case, the affidavit said Jones appeared impaired and was sweating profusely. The arresting officer said he also found crack cocaine inside Jones' truck.

Jones was charged aggravated assault of a police officer, evading arrest, driving on a revoked license, DUI-second offense, implied consent, and drug possession.

His criminal history shows he was also found guilty of DUI in November 2013.

Jones’ bond was set at $48,000.