ATV driver arrested for dragging officer on Broadway

Posted at 6:04 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 15:55:03-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The ATV driver police say dragged a Metro Nashville Police officer has been arrested.

Members of the US Marshal's Fugitive Task Force arrested 30-year-old Walter E. Moss II in Springfield Wednesday.

He'll be charged with three felonies and three misdemeanors in the assault of the officer.

Sgt. John Bourque returned to work the same day. A press conference was help in which he explained the incident.

Moss has a criminal history including charges for resisting arrest and aggravated assault on an officer.

These charges stemmed from multiple incidents. According to an affadavit, while officers attempted to arrest Moss, he was "kicking and trying to get away from law enforcement. While Detective Morris was trying to get [Moss] under control, Walter kicked a lawnmower and fell on top of Det. Morris. Det. Morris had to be taken to the Emergency Room in intense pain and could not use his leg."

During another incident, Moss "resisted law enforcement and did not want to comply with orders. While out on the porch of the residence, [he] spit in the face of Det. Sgt. Eric Elliott"

Moss has reportedly been transferred from Robertson County to Nashville.

His bond has been set at $50,000.

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