Sunday night approximately 11:40pm a Tennessee State Trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop at the intersection of Flat Branch Road and Hobbs Hill Road in Tracy City. The suspect was on a yellow ATV.
The ATV fled before losing control in the ditch line. The Trooper approached the rider and was violently attacked. During the attack, the suspect attempted to take the Trooper’s weapon but was unable to do so. The attack lasted nearly five minutes before the suspect left the scene but did sustain some unknown injuries.
The Trooper was treated at a local hospital and released.
The suspect is described as a white male, 6’2″-6’4″, 240lbs, short beard. He was riding a yellow 4-wheeler. If you have any information or know someone that fits this description, please reach out to us. You can do so by calling the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office (931)-692-3466 x8, Central Dispatch (931) 924-2079, THP (423) 634-6890, or by sending us a private message. Your information will be kept confidential and anonymous.