NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Metro Police charged a man accused of hitting an officer with a stolen Cadillac on Cowan Street on Monday afternoon.

28-year-old Jaquille Burns of Murfreesboro was charged with attempted homicide, felony evading arrest, and driving on a revoked license.

His charges come after police said a stolen Cadillac, possibly from Wilson County, was located at Brick Church and Avondale. Police requested helicopter and assistance.

Jaquille Burns

Jaquille Burns

Police said a stolen Cadillac, possibly from Wilson County, was located at Brick Church and Avondale. Police requested helicopter and assistance.

That's when the chase came down in the 700 block of Cowan Street around 2 p.m., where Officer Jerica Gladston was waiting to spike the Cadillac's tires.

Metro Police said officer Jerica Gladston was struck by a stolen vehicle on Monday afternoon.

However, police said the car struck Gladston while she was throwing the spike strip. The view from the police helicopter spotted the car veering into Gladston and hitting her.

A Metro Police officer has a possible broken leg after she was struck by a stolen vehicle on Monday afternoon.

Police said Gladston, who is a 3-year MNPD veteran, suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the incident. Doctors are evaluating her for a broken leg at Vanderbilt Medical Center, Police said.

The Cadillac traveled down the road, and police said it stopped at a local gas station.

Police said they took Burns and a woman into custody, and they have some connection to Wilson County. His bond is currently set at $513,000.

 

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