NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A police officer was hit by a suspect driving a stolen Cadillac through Nashville Monday afternoon.
It happened in the 700 block of Cowan Street around 3 p.m.
Police say Officer Jerica Gladston was hit by a fleeing suspect’s vehicle while setting up spike strips on Cowan Street. The vehicle was reportedly stolen out of Wilson County.
Officer Gladston was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center but is expected to be okay. She is being evaluated for a potential broken leg.
Two people were in the vehicle during the chase. Both people were taken into custody a short time later at a nearby TA Travel Center.
The driver, later identified as Jaquille Burns, 28, of Murfreesboro, is facing charges for attempted homicide, felony evading arrest and driving on revoked license. His bond is set at $513,000.
Davidson County criminal court records show Burns has a list of prior offenses, including drug charges, aggravated robbery, and aggravated burglary.
The female passenger in the Cadillac will not be charged.
Officer Gladston has been with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department for three years.