Metro officer injured in scuffle after traffic stop
Walter Lewis, charged with evading arrest by motor vehicle.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Police had to use a taser on a man who gave a Metro Police officer a bloody nose Thursday night.
The incident happened during a scuffle following a traffic stop for an expired tag.
According to an affidavit, Officer Jaime Rice tried to pull over Walter Lewis on Dickerson Pike, just north of Hart lane.
Lewis drove off from the initial stop, but did eventually come to a stop in a nearby parking lot. When Officer Rice approached Lewis and asked him why he refused to stop, Lewis did not answer.
Rice said he said "a wild look in his eyes" and was refusing to obey all commands.
As backup officers arrived, a struggle ensued where Lewis reportedly made contact with Rice's face while flailing his arms, bloodying her nose. Police used a taser on Lewis twice before taking him into custody.
Police said Lewis' behavior was consistent with someone who was on a narcotic.
Lewis was charged evading arrest by motor vehicle.