Johnson City

Man facing charges after fight with officer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. - A crash investigation in Johnson City led to an altercation and several charges for a Greeneville, Tennessee man.

Johnson City Police say it started when a plainclothes investigator stopped to help a driver who was in an accident on Interstate 26 Thursday.

The investigator learned that driver was wanted in Kingsport on an aggravated robbery charge.  When the officer tried to arrest the man, police say, he tried to run, and a struggle between the investigator and the driver began.  Police say he also tried to take the officer's weapon during the struggle.

Police identified the suspect as 27-year-old Anthony Williams.

Once Williams was arrested, police say they found two loaded guns and a large amount of drugs-- including crack cocaine, prescription pills and marijuana-- in his vehicle.

Williams is now charged with aggravated assault, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of a handgun during the commission of a dangerous felony, possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of hydrocodone with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, resisting arrest, and evading arrest.

Williams was scheduled for court in Washington County, Tennessee Friday.

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