5 arrested after charging, ambushing Mt. Juliet officers - WKRN News 2

5 arrested after charging, ambushing Mt. Juliet officers

Posted: Updated: June 10, 2013 07:51 PM
Left: Kenneth Clemmons, 18. Right: Kitakiamma Banks, 36 Left: Kenneth Clemmons, 18. Right: Kitakiamma Banks, 36
Chandler Frazier, 19 Chandler Frazier, 19

Five people, including two juveniles, were arrested after several Mt. Juliet officers were ambushed over the weekend.

An officer responded to a large disturbance just before 8 p.m. at the Willow Creek Apartments on Willow Creek Drive in Mt. Juliet.

Upon arrival, he asked the group to calm down and be quiet. At that point, 17-year-old Khari Banks started acting out and creating a disturbance.

The officer attempted to arrest him and he resisted.

According to police, Khari threw himself on the car while the officer tried to arrest him, which caused the crow to become angry.

A group of more than 12 people then ambushed the officer and surrounded him.

Khari's mother, Kitakiamma Banks, said that she went up to the officer to ask what was going on.

"He didn't handle it right. You could see the fear in him. You could tell he was not in control of the situation. I was telling my son and the boys to be quiet to help the officer out. He is yelling at me to get back, but I know I have to find out what is going on with my child," she stated.

Kitakiamma said that she stood her ground, and as tensions rose, she had a seizure due to a medical disorder.

Her son, now in handcuffs, rushed to her side out of worry.

"I got out of the car to calm her down, as I was doing that, calling her name. The officer tackled me in cuffs. he pulls out the tazer and points it in my face, so I sit down, and the officer points the tazer at me and he stands over me and pushes my head into the concrete," Khari said as he explained his experience.

He also sai that the officer did the same to 18-year-old Kenneth Clemmons.

Meanwhile, other residents fears for the officer's safety and called 911 and additional officers responded after he called for backup.

The group began surrounding responding officers as well.

Eventually, it took over 15 officers from various agencies to assist in the incident and calm everyone down.

Kitakiamma Banks, 36, was booked into the Wilson County jail for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Her 17-year-old son Khari was arrested for assault on an officer and resisting arrest.

Kenneth Clemmons, 18, was also charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Chandler Frazier, 19, was arrested in connection to the disturbance and accused of threatening the managerial staff of the apartment complex. He is charged with aggravated criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

Another 17-year-old juvenile was also arrested and faces charges of unruly child behavior and resisting arrest.

More charges are pending.

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