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Update: Man jumps from roof after Johnson City police break through window in pursuit

November 17th, 2012 9:40 am by Becky Campbell - Press Staff Writer

A Johnson City man who apparently thought he had outstanding criminal charges climbed onto a building roof after he was stopped for speeding and held police at bay nearly three hours.

Tommy Garland, 39, finally climbed down off the two-story part of the roof of the Emergency Management Agency building on East Maple Street, then jumped off the single level flat roof after police broke through a window leading onto that section.

JCPD Capt. Debbie Botelho said Garland injured his ankle when he jumped “a very short distance.”

Read more at the Johnson City Press.

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