Man Pulls Gun On 3 Detectives On I-40

Posted at 12:22 PM, Jan 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-18 17:20:34-05

A man has been taken into custody for allegedly pulling a gun on three detectives.

The incident happened around 11:35 a.m. Wednesday in Mt. Juliet on Interstate 40 East near mile marker 236 at South Hartmann Drive.

Authorities said the man, later identified as 58-year-old Rafael Luis Molina, of Lebanon, pulled the handgun on the detectives while traveling down the interstate.

Reports stated the detectives were transporting another person in their custody on a warrant.

Molina told officials he was not aware the undercover car had officers inside. He allegedly pulled the gun to intimidate them.

Police said they conducted a traffic stop and found Molina in possession of two handguns.

No injuries were reported in the incident.

Molina was charged with four counts of aggravated assault. He was booked into the Wilson County Jail on a $10,000 bond.