Jayona Brown
Metro Police Officer John Anderson

Metro Police Officer John Anderson (Photo: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Jayona Brown, the teen accused of driving a car that struck and killed Metro Police officer, is expected to enter a guilty plea in Davidson County Criminal Court, her attorney said.

Brown will enter the plea during a court appearance on Thursday at 1 p.m. according to Sherriff Sincere Richards.

Brown, who was 17 at the time, was behind the wheel of the car that crashed into the patrol car driven by Metro Police Officer John Anderson in the early-morning hours of July 4, 2019.

Brown is facing charges of reckless driving resulting in the death of Anderson, evading arrest, driving on a suspended license and aggravated assault.

Police had said Brown was driving a Ford Fusion south on Interstate Drive after fleeing a possible traffic stop on Main Street and crashed into Anderson’s patrol car at the intersection of Woodland Street. Anderson’s patrol car slammed into a light pole at the intersection and caught fire. He died at the scene.

A juvenile court judge ruled on Feb. 11 that Brown’s case could be transferred from juvenile court to criminal court.

Related coverage

Jayona Brown’s attorney says charge doesn’t fit the crime
Family of Jayona Brown pens letter to families of Ofc. John Anderson and Antona Esaw
Metro Police officer dead, suspect in custody after fiery crash in East Nashville
Jayona Brown testifies, Judge to decide if Brown will be tried as adult
Jayona Brown to be tried as adult related to the wreck that killed MNPD officer
 
 
 
 
 

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.