Men face additional charges in Hendersonville officer's death

Posted at 4:07 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 17:23:53-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The two men involved in the police chase that led to the death of Hendersonville Officer Spencer Bristol were charged in Davidson County.

Kevin Jordan and Emani Martin, both 19, were booked into the Metro Jail on reckless homicide charges for the death of Officer Bristol Thursday. They were transferred by the MNPD from Sumner County to Davidson County.

The pair were initially charged in Sumner County. Martin was charged with evading arrest and criminal responsibility for reckless endangerment. Jordan was charged with felony evading, reckless endangerment and traffic related offenses.

The chase began in Hendersonville but continued into Davidson County when Jordon drove onto Vietnam Veterans Bypass. That's when the car blew a tire just before the entrance to I-65 and both of them bailed from the car.

Jordan was quickly arrested, but Officer Bristol was hit and killed while crossing Interstate 65 to chase Martin.

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