A man who was being arrested on misdemeanor offenses is now charged with a felony after Metro police say he tried to bribe officers to release him.
Daniel Santa Ana is charged with bribery of a public servant and other offenses.
Officers were patrolling on Broadway Avenue late Friday night when they say they saw Santa Ana being kicked out of a bar and trying to fight security.
Officers say he cursed at them when they told him to leave the area. According to his arrest affidavit, officers then say Santa Ana push people on the sidewalk and “raise his hand threatening to punch them.”
Police put handcuffs on Santa Ana and said he resisted arrest, stiffening his body and refusing to sit in the patrol car.
Once he was in the patrol car, police say he asked the arresting officers how much money it would cost to release him and then offered to “pay whatever it takes.”
In addition to being charged with bribery of a public servant, Santa Ana was booked on charges of disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting arrest. He is being held at the Davidson County Jail on a $5,000 bond.
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