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Judge revokes bond for accused who was shot in alleged police assault

January 31st, 2008 12:00 am by BECKY CAMPBELL



A judge revoked bond on Thursday for a city man accused of trying to run down a Johnson City police officer with a vehicle earlier this week because of two outstanding warrants for failing to appear in court on unrelated cases.


Christopher R. Green, 27, 817 Hamilton St., was jailed Wednesday on charges of second offense DUI, second offense driving on a revoked license, felony evading arrest, resisting arrest, stop sign violation, aggravated assault and aggravated assault on a police officer.


Green was arraigned on the charges during a video arraignment Thursday by Sessions Judge James Nidiffer, who ordered the man be held without bond while revoking the $79,000 bond previously set in the three cases.


Nidiffer based his ruling on two outstanding warrants for Green charging him with failure to appear in unrelated cases of vandalism over $500, domestic assault, aggravated burglary and two counts of burglary of a motor vehicle. Those warrants were served on Green during Thursday’s
arraignment.


appointed the public defender’s office to represent Green and set the cases for trial Feb. 4.


Green’s arrest Tuesday night came hours after he reportedly held a box cutter to a man’s throat during an altercation on Mel Circle, and just minutes after he crashed through a fence around the U.S. National Cemetery at Mountain Home and then drove a Nissan Pathfinder directly toward a police officer.


The officer fired his service weapon into the driver’s side of the vehicle Green was driving, and the bullet apparently grazed the left side of Green’s face. He was treated for his injury and released into police custody the next morning.


The shooting investigation is now in the hands of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and Police Chief John Lowry has declined to comment on the incident.


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