A 27-year-old man from Nashville, Tennessee, has been charged with the crime of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. The accused, Jotez Anderson, had previously been convicted of the offense of attempted first-degree murder and was on parole when the new violation occurred.
According to the criminal complaint, it is alleged that two officers with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department responded to a call on 3 June 2020, at 18th Avenue, North, concerning a man with a gun.
Pointing a Weapon At Police Officers
Upon arrival, the officers witnessed Anderson as well as another individual outside the home, engaged in a fierce argument. During the course of the confrontation, the officers heard someone cry out, "he's got a gun."
The officers saw that Anderson was running towards the rear of the house. As the officers pursued a sprinting Anderson, they found him holding a firearm in his hand. While the encounter ensued, and on two separate occasions, he allegedly pointed the firearm at the attending officers. Following this, both the officers fired upon him.
Surrendering to the Police
However, despite being shot at, Anderson did not give up. He did his best to avoid apprehension and continued to elude the officers. Eventually, a K-9 was called in to help with the capture of the repeat offender.
The encounter finally ended after Anderson surrendered to the officers. A Smith & Wesson .40 caliber pistol, covered in the felon's blood, was recovered by the authorities. In addition to this, an extended magazine was retrieved from the house to which Anderson had fled.
This is not Anderson's first run-in with the law. He had received a 15-year sentence from the Davidson County Criminal Court for attempted first-degree murder. Anderson was on parole for the offense at the time of the incident involving the two police officers.